A simple recipe for homemade Harissa. Because some like it hot.

D man clears his throat. Then a short cough, a wheeze, a cough, a moan ... he inhales sharply. And then he says exactly that: "CHAAAAAARF!" More coughing. Small drops of sweat kick his forehead. He gets a little red in the face. "WATER!" He groans (and before the man voluntarily asks for water, a lot has to happen). Gluck-luck-luck disappear, two, three glasses of water in it. I push a piece of bread sympathetically in his direction. Bread is good against spicy. I like spicy. "What the hell is that?" He asks. "Harissa," I say. "Homemade". "Strong!" Says the best man of all.

The fiery red oriental spice paste brings just that crucial spicy twist to hearty dishes. However, you should probably refrain from eating it spoon-and-spoon, if you have a certain sensitivity for pungency.

In a well-dosed interaction with vegetable dishes or meat, in meatballs, as a marinade, in soups and salad dressings, a little bit of tartness is Harissa just a dream. And do not forget: The barbecue season is starting soon! Undreamt-of possibilities open up ...

And here comes the recipe for homemade harissa (3 small glasses)

50 g of dried chili peppers in a small Brew a bowl of 150 ml of boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. In the meantime 5 garlic cloves peel and chop. Finely grate each 1 tbsp of coriander seeds and cumin seeds in the mortar.

Chillies with soaking fluid, coriander, cumin, garlic, 1 tablespoon salt , 150 Add the tomato paste and 1 tbsp Sumak (Turkish spice) from the turkish to the blender and puree. Gradually add 8 - 10 tablespoons of olive oil until a smooth paste is formed. If the paste is too dry, mix in spoonfuls of hot water .

Pour the finished harissa into sterile (or very hot rinsed) jars and cover with olive oil .

Tip: With a few pretty ribbons, masking tape and pendants, the Harissa glass also disguises itself very quickly as a hot gift for the next garden or barbecue party. This cute heart pendant comes from e.g. by GabrieleLenz Graphics and is also available in many other designs in sets of 5.