Makes about 1/2 cup
- Active time:5 min
- Start to finish:5 min
It's worth doctoring the harissa you buy in a tube or can, which we consider more of a base than a finished product. The result here, used as a condiment for the couscous and a marinade for the lamb, is definitely more intense, and a little goes a long way.
Dea brand harissa
dried hot red-pepper flakes
Blend harissa, red-pepper flakes, salt, and cumin in a food processor until puréed. Add oil and blend until incorporated.
Cooks’ note: Harissa can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.