What are the different uses for harissa?

I made the harissa recipe over the weekend. Quite delicious. Trying to find ways to use it up. Suggestions?

Darlene Carrigan


Cristina S. February 20, 2013
To build on what Merrill said, here are a few recipes in which I've use harissa to delicious effect:

- http://food52.com/recipes/20542-fennel-merguez-and-preserved-meyer-lemon-braise?from_related=1 (or any couscous/vegetable dish)
- http://food52.com/recipes/18476-lamb-burger (these also work well as meatballs)
- http://theroamingkitchen.net/my-eggs-in-purgatory/ (feel free to adapt this recipe to what you like: beans, vegetables, etc.)

I also like it stirred into homemade mayonaise as a sauce for roasty potatoes, etc, or stirred into tomato sauce for extra zing. I like saucing fish, chickpeas, a steak sandwich.

Happy cooking!
Summer O. February 20, 2013
This is always a hit at our house. http://food52.com/recipes/534-moroccan-merguez-ragout-with-poached-eggs I had some on my eggs this AM, it's also good on beef and sometimes I serve it with a crudite.
Darlene C. February 20, 2013
Making this over the weekend!
FoodieAli February 20, 2013
There are some good recipes here from Belazu (they sell Rose Harissa if you don't want to make it yourself!) http://www.belazu.com/product-category/rose-harissa/
Brain H. February 19, 2013
I recently got turned on to making homemade harissa, and I put it in anything that needs an oomph of flavor: braised Swiss chard, beet greens, or spinach; an avocado half drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice; a turkey panini; even a bison burger.
Merrill S. February 19, 2013
It's great with eggs -- you can stir it into scrambled eggs or use it to fill and omelet. It's also wonderful with lamb -- if you can find a nice merguez, the harissa would be a great accompaniment.
Darlene C. February 20, 2013
After rooting around the freezer, I found some of mrswheelbarrows merguez sausage that i made for the holidays. Moorish paella for dinner tonight. Love cooking from my extended pantry. Thanks for the reminder!
trampledbygeese February 20, 2013
I just got some of this spice mix for making merguez sausages. My friend said for each pound of lam, add 12 garlic cloves, parsley and a few tbs of harissa. Use lamb casing to make fairly short, almost cocktail sized sausages.
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