This Green Harissa from Mina is sure to take your Harissa-addiction to a whole new level! Unlike the red, the base of this hot spread is green peppers and chiles, with a touch of Moroccan cumin. Garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and salt round out the flavor profile. This is more than just a color-change, Mina Green Harissa has a very unique flavor profile. The green peppers offer a stronger vegetable note, reminding one of an Italian Salsa Verde with a North African finish. Harissa has been hailed as the heart and soul of Moroccan cuisine. It is imbued with all the culinary passions of a country and a people, it is the central condiment that sits atop every kitchen table in North Africa used as a spread, a dip or drizzled on top of nearly any dish. This Harissa sauce is the year's culinary discovery by chefs across America, France and the United Kingdom and has replaced its distant cousin the American hot-sauce. Appearing on classic and contemporary menus as the star condiment, it goes equally well with New Zealand lamb as it does with Southern barbecued chicken or a vegetable tangine with couscous. Each one of Mina's jars will transform your meal into culinary journey.
Mina grew up on the wave-crashing shores of Casablanca where a morning promenade between the white walls of this majestic city was a culinary journey onto itself. When the salty air would breeze through the narrow streets of the city, every kitchen window produced some of the most beautiful aromas from recipes passed down from one generation to the next over centuries.
Mina first learned the art of cooking from her dear mother; at 16 she tasted her next-door neighbor's homemade Harissa and fell in love with this fiery red sauce. From a thick spreadable consistency Mina played with the recipe until she made it exactly hers. She added extra-virgin olive oil, a touch of vinegar and some garlic to the pepper base that gives the sauce its unique tangy-hot flavor profile.