Recipes: Harissa Sauce

 Harissa inspirations.

Flickr Photo Credit: P. Ferro

I got this one from . It’s for the really spicy pepper sauce that’s served with so many Middle Eastern foods. I love spicy foods, so I was really happy to find this recipe.

2 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes, 1 tomato (chopped, seeded and peeled), 1 clove of peeled garlic, 1/2 tsp caraway seeds, 1/4 tsp ground cumin, 1/4 tsp salt, olive oil as required.

Finely grind peppers with a blender or mortar and pestle. Add garlic, tomato, spices and salt. Crush and mix until well blend. Scrape mixture into a jar, pouring just enough olive oil to cover. Screw cover onto jar and store in refrigerator until needed. You only need a little bit of this condiment at a time.

I would seriously like to explore canning this recipe in smaller jars to include in gift baskets. Has anyone tried it?