Recipe: Delicious Harissa!
This is a fiery North African paste that is orangey-red in colour. It’s a mixture of peppers, dried red chillies, garlic, caraway seeds, ground cumin and coriander, salt and olive oil. It can be used as a condiment or as an ingredient in cooking and provides a real boost as an accompaniment to a tomato sauce, stirred into soups or stews or added to a variety of meat dishes
Makes: 150ml jar
Preparation time: 15 mins
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp caraway seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
200g red chili peppers, roughly chopped
1 small red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1 garlic bulb, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1 tbsp dried mint
1 tbsp salt
Roast coriander, caraway, and cumin seed in a dry pan for about 2 minutes and ground in a pestle and mortar. (The smell of this will be incredibly fragrant!)
Put the ground spices, all the other ingredients, and about 2-3 tbsps of olive oil in a mixer or food processor. Blend until you get a thick paste. Fill into a sterilized jar and put a bit of olive oil on top to prevent drying-out. Keep in the fridge!
We are always looking for ways to add spice to our lives – what is your favourite spice recipe?