According to The American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, ha?ris?sa is a spicy North African sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, cumin, and other seasonings.
[Arabic harīsa, dish of pounded meat and bulgur, from harasa, to pound.]
Well what do you know! now let's make some Harissa. Raioo Chef Zuj Ful Tlata Hummass made it mandatory that everybody should learn how to make Harissa.
10 Dried red new mexican chiles - stems and seeds removed
2 tb Olive oil
5 Cloves garlic
1 ts Ground cumin
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1 ts Ground coriander
1 ts Ground caraway (origin from Arabic: Karwiya -- French: Carvi)
Cover chiles with hot water and let stand for 15 minutes until soft.
Place chiles and remaining ingredients in a blender and puree until
smooth using water that the chiles soaked in to thin it.
The sauce should have the consistency of thick paste.
Cover with a thin film of olive oil to preserve a couple of months
in the refrigerator.