Mme M's Note:
Harissa is a blend of spices with red pepper and garlic. Its consistency is like tomato paste. It is used in Tunisia and Algeria, and probably all over North Africa, to add rich, spicy, hot flavor to prepared food. It's also used as a snack, spread on french bread (or other bread) that has been spread with olive oil. You can use harissa in many other dishes, just to spice things up!
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 1Cut off the tops of the dried red peppers, and deseed them.
- 2Soften them in a bowl of water for a half hour, then put them in a colander to drain them a bit.
- 3Take the skins off the garlic.
- 4Put them in a blender, add the red peppers, the salt, caraway, coriander, and 1 teaspoon of water.
- 5Also, add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- 6Blend this until it is like a paste.
- 7Add olive oil to taste.
- 8The oil will lessen somewhat the intensity of the spice.
Nutritional Facts for Tunisian Harissa
Serving Size: 1 (23 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 73.4
- Calories from Fat 24
- Total Fat 2.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 451.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
- Sugars 6.4 g
- Protein 2.0 g