Harissa is a spicy and aromatic chili paste that is commonly used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, particularly in Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian dishes. It is made with a combination of hot chili peppers, garlic, olive oil, and a blend of spices such as cumin, coriander, and caraway.
The paste is known for its bold and fiery flavor, which is achieved by the use of the hot chili peppers. The spice level can vary depending on the type of chili pepper used, with some varieties being extremely hot.
Harissa is commonly used as a condiment or seasoning for dishes such as tagines, couscous, grilled meats, and roasted vegetables. It can also be used as a marinade for chicken, fish, or tofu, and can be stirred into soups and stews to add a spicy kick. Harissa is also used in dips and spreads, such as hummus, or mixed with yogurt to create a spicy dip. The paste is a versatile ingredient and a staple in many North African and Middle Eastern kitchens