Harissa is a spice blend that comes in powdered, paste and liquid forms. Harissa is sourced from Tunisia, which is the very northern country on the African continent. Bordering the Mediterranean sea, Tunisia has a rich culinary history that takes inspiration from Morocco, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and Egypt.
Harissa is the child of the many spice trades that passed through Tunisia. It’s rare you’ll find such a unique blend of spices that take inspiration from so many corners of the globe. Caraway, sumac, cumin, coriander, garlic, vinegar powder, paprika, and numerous varieties of chilies… it all blends together so elegantly. Flavors are balanced so well you could put it on a scale.
The powder by itself makes for a fantastic rub, but it also works as a wet rub, marinade, or dipping sauce when whisked with a bit of olive oil and vinegar. Chefs in France and Germany are utilizing it in aioli for aromatic dips and spreads. Bakers in the Middle East give flatbreads a bit of pop with a delicate dusting of this brick red powder. Israeli falafel vendors keep harissa in shakers for customers to spice up their meals. An amazing all-purpose blend if there ever was one.
|Ingredients||Dried new mexico chiles, dried birdseye chiles, aleppo peppers, sea salt, cumin, coriander, sumac, caraway, garlic, paprika, salt, citric acid, may contain 2% or less of tomato powder, maltodextrin, red wine vinegar (contains sulfites), food starch modified.|
|Recommended Applications||The Harissa Spice Blend, a multi-use spice, complements many recipes such as salads, stews, vegetables, soups, couscous, or egg dishes. Use this spice to make your own rub for roasted or grilled meats and vegetables, or blend with olive oil and garlic for a homemade paste.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Cuisine||European, Moroccan, North African|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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