Harissa is a fiery mixed pepper condiment popular throughout Northern Africa. Thought to originate in Tunisia, harissa is derived from the Arabic verb "harasa" which means "to pound" or "to break apart" likely referencing when shoppers would watch the condiment be pounded out as they waited.
Use harissa in just about anything that needs a fiery kick. Stir it into your mac 'n cheese, slather it on sandwiches, or use it as a base for your marinade. Use it as a base for soups, stews, or broths or as a condiment on your next charcuterie platter. There is simply no wrong way to use this spicy, peppery condiment