harissa

[hah-ree-suh, huh-]
noun
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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harissa (həˈrɪsə)
 
n
(in Tunisian cookery) a hot paste or sauce made from chilli peppers, tomatoes, spices, and olive oil, often served with couscous
 
[C20: from Arabic]

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Nibble on sweet pea risotto, polenta with truffle oil and sweet potato cakes with spicy harissa mayonnaise.
To try a recipe for semolina cake with geranium-scented sugar syrup, known as harissa, click here.
Serve with more cilantro and harissa on the side, if desired.
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