Background An essential accompaniment in nearly every meal at the Moroccan table, Harissa is a common ingredient to the cuisine of Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, and is almost as ubiquitous as olives. Tunisian’s associate its heat with passion. An old tale says that a man can judge his wife's love by the amount of spice in his food! Accordingly, the beauty of harissa is its versatility.
Regional Cuisine Laden with a prominent, pungent chile taste, harissa is an excellent accompaniment to couscous and tagines. It pairs well with all meats - chicken, beef and lamb - for grilling or roasting. Use harissa as a garnish, marinade or dip; serve it as an appetizer with veggies for dipping or bread for mopping. It elevates anything it garnishes and is guaranteed to fire up your taste buds.