I've never eaten Harissa before but need it for a number of recipes in a new cookbook I received for Christmas. I couldn't find the product ANYwhere, so I made it myself. It's pretty good!
I don't know my way around hot peppers, but all I could find were Scotch Bonnet Peppers (my fingers still burn a little from chopping them up)! I also made the mistake of adding the full 1/2 cup of olive oil to the mix ... so the texture is obviously more fluid than a paste. In any case, I've made the first recipe that uses it and it tastes fantastic as the main source of flavour (with garlic). Oh, it also did not turn out red. More of a green ... perhaps because the ratio was off when I added all the olive oil?
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I've never eaten Harissa before but need it for a number of recipes in a new cookbook I...