Three-Chile Harissa

Use this delicious home-made Harissa as a rub for roasted chicken.  With its three different types of chile, it gives just the right heat and depth of flavor.



    1. Place guajillo and chipotle chiles in a large heatproof bowl and pour in boiling water to cover. Let chiles soak until softened, 40–45 minutes; drain.
    2. Grind nigella seeds and coriander seeds in a spice mill or with a mortar and pestle. Transfer to a food processor and add garlic, cumin, salt, and Aleppo pepper and pulse until garlic is very finely chopped. Add chiles and pulse until they are chopped. Add oil and vinegar and pulse just until incorporated (mixture should have the texture of a coarse paste).

    Do Ahead: Harissa can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill.

    Yields: about 1 3/4 cups


    November 01, 2016 — John Karonis

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