A question about a recipe: Moroccan carrot salad with Harissa

I have a question about the ingredient "Harissa" on the recipe "Moroccan carrot salad with Harissa" from Cordeliah. Is the harissa the spice blend, or the spice paste which is the blend mixed with olive oil and garlic?



Panfusine April 6, 2012
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cheese1227 April 5, 2012
uhm, powder....
cheese1227 April 5, 2012
Where do you buy the powser?
Panfusine April 5, 2012
I have the powdered blend as well, that has to be made int a paste with oil.
Brsboarder April 5, 2012
thanks, the harissa I have is in a tin, however it is simply a spice blend and says that I can mix with olive oil and garlic to turn it into a paste, so I'll do that and try it in the recipe
susan G. April 5, 2012
I have made it with the paste, which I've had both in a tube and in a can. I believe that brands differ in heat level, so check that the quantity you use suits you. And don't make the mistake I did -- refrigerate after opening! The harissa I had in the tube fermented because I kept it out, split open and leaked -- not pretty.
hardlikearmour April 5, 2012
Harissa is a hot chili condiment. You can purchase it at well-stocked groceries. Here's a link to a recipe as well: http://www.food52.com/recipes/6388_harissa
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