Recipe For Harissa

Harissa is a hot and spicy Tunisian condiment and can be stored in your fridge for up to six months. Use it with caution as it is very hot!

"Harissa"
Harissa

Harissa
 
Ingredients
  • 125g dried red chillies
  • 10 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 15mls dried mint
  • 15mls coriander seeds
  • 15mls cumin seeds
  • 5mls caraway seeds
  • 2.5mls salt
  • 50mls tomato paste
  • 115mls olive oil
Method
  1. roughly chop the dried chillies and cover with boiling water
  2. leave for an hour
  3. heat your whole spices in a pan and using a spice grinder, blend until fine
  4. drain the chillies and add them to a food processor
  5. add the garlic, the mint, the spices, the salt, the tomato paste and 1 tablespoon olive oil
  6. process until you have a purée and then slowly add the balance of the olive oil
  7. spoon the paste into a sterilized glass jar and cover the harissa with a thin layer of olive oil

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Tandy

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  1. We love it and always have a jar in the fridge.

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    1. I love adding some to scrambled eggs for a real wake me up!

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  2. Hi Tandy. I love North African cooking and condiments, as you may see from my blog and style of cooking. Would love to give this a try- my chilli crop has thinned out. Going to see what I can get at the stores. Thanks for this.

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    1. it keeps for ages so it is great to have in the fridge for those winter days when chillis are out of season!

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  3. Hmm, not sure my palette will handle this. I do love the combination of ingredients though. Wonder if I could reduce the amount of chillies – do you think it will work?
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. it is HOT! and I mix mine with yoghurt or mayonnaise. I am sure it will work with less chillies so let me know 🙂

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