Harissa Sauce

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A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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The manufactured stuff is fierce but perfectly acceptable. Here is a more sophisticated version for those enthusiasts who refuse to open a tin or simply can’t get hold of one.


  • 1 red pepper
  • 30 red chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic


Roll the red peppers and chillies in olive oil and blister under a red hot grill. Place in a plastic bag when still hot, tie the end and leave for half an hour. Wearing plastic gloves, peel the skins and remove the seeds. Place in the bowl of a blender with the spices, seasonings, garlic and olive oil and mix to a smooth purée.