Spice Essentials: Homemade Harissa Paste
Andy Anderson !
You will be surprised at all the ways you can spice up recipes with this versatile paste. I have made a few changes, and given it a more “Western” flavor; however, the main ingredient is still dried chilies.
And, although it is classed as a paste; I would also define it as a condiment.
So, you ready… Let's get into the kitchen.
4 ozdried chilies, more on this later
1 tspcaraway seeds
1 tspcoriander seeds
1 tspcumin seeds
1 tspkosher salt, or to taste
3 - 4 clovebaked garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
1 Tbsplemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbspsun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
2 Tbspolive oil, extra virgin variety
How to Make Spice Essentials: Homemade Harissa Paste
- Here is a really yummy recipe for a spicy wing dipping sauce:
• 6 tablespoons sweet butter, unsalted
• 6 tablespoons harissa sauce
• 1 – 2 pinches cayenne pepper
• 1/4 cup fresh clover honey
Mix all the ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow to simmer for about 2 minutes, then cool… So yummy.