Preserved Lemon Harissa

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 88


4 to 10 jalapeno chiles, or other hot chiles, such as serranos (for a milder sauce, seed the chiles)
3 shallots, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon lemon, chopped preserved
2 tomatoes, large, fresh, ripe, peeled and seeded
1 tablespoon paprika, hot or 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Place the chiles, shallots, garlic, preserved lemon, and tomatoes in a mortar and grind to a purée with the pestle, then work in the remaining ingredients, adding salt and pepper to taste. Or process all the ingredients at once in a blender. Go easy on the salt the preserved lemon is already quite salty.

2. The harissa should be tart and spicy, but there should be more to it than just heat. Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately, or at least within 4 hours of making serve at room temperature.

Makes about 2 cups

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 88
Calories from Fat: 72

This Preserved Lemon Harissa recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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