Harissa Condiment in Tube - Spicy 120 Gr
- Harissa is a North African hot red sauce or paste
- Main ingredients are chili peppers (often smoked or dried) and garlic
- Though most closely associated with Tunisia and Algeria, it is a standard ingredient of North Africa
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A lot of the Harissas i've been able to get my hands on to try are much stronger in tomato flavor. Many of them more runny and less paste-y. Some have a bit too strong caraway seed flavor that reminds me of an extremely mild numbing pepper. And some are truly spicy (and I eat really spicy foods), while others are just mildly so. THIS harissa paste, really has the texture of a paste. Its initial flavor is not that of tomatoes, but of a flavorful dried red pepper, actually it reminds me a lot of 고추가루 "go-chu-ga-ru" a ground, dried, red Korean pepper. There is a VERY soft undertone of sweet tomato flavor mixed with caraway, and then the spice rolls over your tongue. Its a compound spice so the more you eat the better (spicer) it gets. This is exactly what I was looking for.
I'm not an expert but I've tried several kinds of Harissa and I'm not a fan of the tomato-y kinds, but i LOVE the peppery ones, and this DEA Harissa is definitely my second favorite -- my favorite being the homemade version from a french restaurant in San Francisco).
Hope this helps you know what your buying!
Rehydrated chili 52%
Acidity regulator: Citric acid
10 calories for 2 tsp. 12 Servings per container
Like every condiment there are numerous recipes and mixes, and this one is no exception. I love it because it is spicier than other brands that I have tried, but most importantly, it has a wonderful flavor. Some brands are more biased towards heat with less though given to taste. This is a balance of both.
To be sure this is not for folks who like a touch of Tabasco or jalapenos. This paste is up there with habeneros for heat, but imparts wonderful flavors that you would never obtain from anything made with that pepper. Indeed, what sets this apart from every other hot sauce or paste I've tried is the interesting way it teases your palate. The label claims that in addition to peppers it contains carrots, turnips, tomatoes, coriander and caraway seeds. While I do not doubt that, the flavors become almost ineffable when blended with the dish in which it's used, and as spicy as it is, that aspect does not overpower the flavor. If anything it enhances it.
I've tried this in dishes like an omelet, beans and a fish stew. Believe me, even if you love your food super spicy a little of this goes a long way. It overpowered the first omelet until I figured out how much was enough (about an eighth of a teaspoon works well). A good rule of thumb that I have devised for my own personal taste is to use a tablespoon per 16 ounces of food. One final use I have discovered is to mix it in with za'atar to make a devilishly hot spread for flat breads. Za'atar can be quickly and easily made by mixing equal parts of oregany, thyme, marjoram, toasted sesame seeds and summac. Add a pinch of sea sale and make a paste with olive oil. From there blend in a little of this harissa to your taste and you have a wonderful spread that will bring flat bread to life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great taste; add as much or as little as you like with squeeze of the tube.Published 10 days ago by vee3
This is my favorite pre-made Harissa. The flavor is great and the texture is much better than the jarred Harissa at the store.Published 22 days ago by Tiffany G.
Its ok. Blue Apron gave me the idea, but it seems very pricey for the quantity.Published 28 days ago by Julia Jaynes
First would like to say the Harissa Paste is very good. I used it on assorted veggies I then roasted, the house smelled wonderful and spicey as they were roasting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dana jacobs
Came across a recipe that called for Harissa and couldn't find it at my local store. Very good, I made a Moroccan Pork Tenderloin w/ baby zucchini & couscous. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mitchell