With its intense red colour, powerful flavour and indescribable smell…you won’t ever want to miss out on trying it.
Harissa’s “official” place of origin in Tunisia, where it’s considered a national condiment, but surprisingly, it’s real (unofficial) origin is none other than Spain, where it was taken from to the neighbouring country during the occupation between 1535 and 1574.
It’s a spicy paste which you get from mixing the powder in our tubes with virgin olive oil (the purer and higher quality the oil, the richer the result) that unites salt, cumin, peppers, cinnamon, garlic, paprika, cayenne, and binza in perfect harmony.
What recipes can it be used in?
– It’s a common ingredient IN chickpea soups (lablabi), seasonings of salad dressings (méchouia), maghouma (peppers and cooked tomatoes), kefteji (fried and seasoned vegetables) or kémia, (salads with potatoes, pickled lemons or turnips seasoned with oil). All of these are exquisite dishes whereby Harissa is the star.
– In addition, Harissa is perfect for certain meat such as beef or lamb. If you want to try something different and taste authentic Moroccan food…Harissa should definitely have a place in your kitchen.