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Tunisian Harissa Recipe
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Tunisian Harissa

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"This is a popular Tunisian condiment. It's a home made 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."

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Directions

  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 refrigerator.
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  • PREP 40 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr
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Dec 11, 2009

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.

 
Aug 02, 2010

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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 10 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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