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harissa

[hah-ree-suh, huh-] /hɑˈri sə, hə-/
noun
1.
a pungent paste or sauce made with chilies, garlic, cumin, caraway, coriander, paprika, and olive oil, used as a condiment and flavoring in North African and Middle Eastern cookery.
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  • Nibble on sweet pea risotto, polenta with truffle oil and sweet potato cakes with spicy harissa mayonnaise.
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  • Serve with more cilantro and harissa on the side, if desired.
British Dictionary definitions for harissa

harissa

/həˈrɪsə/
noun
1.
(in Tunisian cookery) a hot paste or sauce made from chilli peppers, tomatoes, spices, and olive oil, often served with couscous
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic
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