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Since I’m going to the store anyway, I’m picking up the red bell pepper and dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes for this recipe. Why? Read the intro:

In the last week, I have eaten harissa with

boiled potatoes
stewed beans
scrambled eggs and a 3-minute egg
pasta (I know, I know), and
sardines on toast.

Yes, it’s true. Apparently, harissa is something that goes well with everything.

I had no idea. I really didn’t. Would you know that harissa used to be something I looked at sideways, with suspicion? I would like to smack that former self of mine. How many couscous meals did I have in Paris that were simply begging to be adorned with that reddish manna? How many merguez sausages did I eat, blithely, stupidly unaware of how good they could have really been? Silly me, walking around Paris like I thought I knew what was what, eating baguettes and falling in love and living in a tiny garrett when what I really should have been doing was eating harissa.

Note that she admits she didn’t use the original amount of garlic. I’ll certainly correct that. Also, I have destemmed and deseeded soaked dried chilis without gloves. No problem. If I do a lot, my hands do get hot for a while, but it’s mild. I am, however, careful not to rub my eyes.

Written by Leisureguy

7 August 2008 at 10:17 am

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  1. It’s not the EYES you really need to worry about 🙂 Don’t ask me how I know.

    Sounds good though 🙂



    7 August 2008 at 10:05 pm

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