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Keeps 1 week in the fridge and gets better with time!
Add ¼ c. finely grated Parmesan cheese or black oil-cured olives; add squeeze of tomato paste; use Lime or Lemon oil instead of House Blend, or just a tablespoon for added flavor; add a few dashes of smoked salt. Use Reserve Oil or another bold oil to up the kick factor.
Harissa is an excellent accompaniment to grilled vegetables, meats and fish, especially chicken. It can be used as a rub before cooking and also as a condiment after cooking; the flavor changes during cooking so using both the cooked and fresh in the same dish gives an incredible depth of flavor. For an easy appetizer, swirl into your favorite pre-made hummus or other dip; use it on toasted bread for bruschetta, pizzas, or a vegetable dip. Great slathered on roasted asparagus, either hot off the grill or right from the oven.
photo credit: erin scott.