Tunisian harissa

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    Tunisian harissa

    Tunisian harissa

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    About this recipe: This is a popular Tunisian condiment. It's a homemade spicy chilli pepper paste that is sure to add an extra kick to just about anything and it is widely use in Tunisian cuisine. I add it to anything I want to spice up; in my home we use this just about everyday!

    Ingredients
    Makes: 300 g

    • 300g whole dried red chilli peppers
    • 100g chopped garlic
    • 200g caraway seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons salt

    Method
    Prep:40min  ›  Extra time:20min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Remove the stems and seeds from the chile peppers. Soak in cold water for 20 minutes, then drain. Place the peppers, garlic, caraway, coriander and salt in a mortar; pound with a pestle until smooth. Place harissa in a jar, and cover the top with a little oil to maintain freshness. Store in the fridge.
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    So different, exceptional. Caraway instead of toasted cumin? Wow. Check the other recipe for Harissa on allrecipes (By norm1, I think). With this I assumed to not toast the caraway (which is an important step with cumin in Harissa), and the final side is so bright, much less musky than with cumin. I implore you to make both. Both are different from what I had been making, yet they each have such individuality. I used this one to complement tabouleh, hummous and pita with yogurt. My opinion, but try it.  -  10 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I lived in Tunisia for a couple of years and was thankful to find this recipe! It brings back so many memories and now some of my attempts to cook Tunisian food will taste more authentic. I did "cheat" however, and used a blender instead of a mortar and pestle. I added some water and olive oil to make sure it was the right consistency. Thanks for sharing this recipe!  -  30 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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