Harissa is a very versatile sauce, made from chili peppers and spices. It’s a spicy condiment, as well as a tasty ingredient in soups, stews or marinades.
Commercially made sauces often contain a lot of additives. With this sauce, you’ll know exactly what’s in it: six ingredients and couple of minutes of work. That’s all you need to make your own homemade harissa.
Harissa is a condiment, made from chili peppers and spices. While it’s most often associated with Tunesian and Algerian cuisine, it’s popular all over North Africa. As is often the case with tradional recipes, there are a lot of different ways to make harissa. Probably as many as there are cooks. The base ingredients tend to be chili peppers, garlic, salt, olive oil and spices. Some recipes are very complex, with a long list of ingredients.
Our recipe is pretty simple however. Just six ingredients and a couple of minutes of you time is all you need.
You can use harissa in a different ways. One way, is as an ingredient. Using it like that is a great way to spice up your dishes. For example, you can apply it to a piece of meat as a rub or mix it with some yoghurt and use it as a marinade. It’s also a tasty addition to soups and stews. Or you can mix it through some micemeat and make spicy burgers.
Another way to use harissa, is simply as a condiment. It pairs very well with tagines and couscous dishes. It also tastes great together with our homemade hummus!
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