I just got some harissa, which I have never tasted before. Based on what I thought it would probably be like, I diced some onions, and red bell peppers, started sauteeing them, added a little diced ginger, and then opened this little container of harissa that I got from Amazon (I don't know of any local source). It's Harissa by Du Cap Bon, Tunisian hot sauce imported from France. (??? but anyway ... )
I put a couple of spoonfuls of it in with the peppers and onions, thinking that will add a little flavor. I licked the spoon and
This is not like anything I have ever tasted before. This is no curry paste. This is no Mexican hot sauce. No SE Asian hot sauce. This is not like anything I know. This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around. I thought I was familiar with all the hot and spicy stuff, but no. This is . . . something else.
I am thrilled to get a completely new category of hot and spicy. YUMMMMM
Anyone here into harissa? Any recipes? I know I have a lot of experimenting to do.