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Harissa paste

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Harissa paste

Recipe Ingredients

  • 100g dried whole chillies, deseeded
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp dried mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon

Recipe Directions

  1. Put chillies in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave until soft.
  2. In a pan, heat cumin, coriander and caraway seeds until fragrant. Transfer spices to a grinder, add the mint and grind to a fine powder. Set aside.
  3. Drain chillies and transfer to a food processor. Add the ground spices and mint, oil, salt, garlic and lemon juice, and purée until very smooth.
  4. Transfer to a sterilised jar and top with more olive oil. Keep covered with olive oil as you use. Can keep for up to 4 weeks.

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