Harissa Paste

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  • 3 Dried Red Chile - hot & fresh
  • 3 small Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seed
  • 0.25 teaspoon Whole Caraway Seed
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 3 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 0.5 teaspoon Salt
  • If using dried chilies, let them sit in a small bowl with hot water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  • Slice red peppers in half, remove inner core/seeds, and place face down on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Roast about 25 minutes, or until the skin is blistered and slightly charred. Use tongs to place into a paper bag and let them sweat for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat. Toast the coriander, cumin and caraway seeds until fragrant, about 2 minutes, and remove from heat. Peel off outer skin of the bell peppers, and roughly chop. Drain the soaking chile peppers. Place everything, including remaining ingredients, into a food processor. Blend into a paste, and store in the fridge.
The chilies in this recipe can be small hot red chilies, or Serrano peppers. This recipe needs to have spice to be Harissa paste! It can be rubbed onto chicken, beef, or fish before cooking.


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