Harissa

By Jessie May Snyder
June 19, 2015
6 Comments


Makes: 12 ounces

Ingredients

  • 5 New Mexico chiles
  • 5 guajillo chiles
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt and pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. If using dried chiles, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the chiles to the pot, turn off the heat, and cover. Make sure all of the chiles are submerged in the hot water. After about 15 minutes, stir the chiles. Once the chiles are hydrated, after about 30 minutes, drain the water from the pan and set the chiles aside.
  2. Remove the seeds and stems, and place the chiles in a blender. Set aside.
  3. In a medium frying pan over low heat, toast the seeds. Toss every few minutes to keep from burning until they are slightly browned and fragrant, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add the toasted seeds, garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to the blender with your chiles (you can also use a small food processor, or an immersion blender with a small mixing bowl). Pulse the harissa into a paste. Use immediately and store the leftover sauce in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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6 Comments

Gaye September 8, 2015
Recipe wrong. Cumin seeds twice
 
Author Comment
Jessie M. September 13, 2015
Hi there - so sorry, just corrected it! (Second cumin was suppose to say caraway.)
 
dmedesha September 7, 2015
1 teaspoon cumin seeds +<br />1 teaspoon coriander seeds +<br />1 teaspoon cumin seeds +<br />= 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds? and 1 tsp of coriander??
 
Author Comment
Jessie M. September 13, 2015
Hi there - so sorry, just corrected it! (Second cumin was suppose to say caraway.)
 
Cindy L. September 7, 2015
Please can you define more specifically New Mexico chiles. We get the Hatch chiles in the fall. Is that what you mean?
 
Author Comment
Jessie M. September 13, 2015
I actually ordered chilies that read "New Mexico Chiles" but have read you can use whichever chilies are your favorite!