Harissa

6 ounces bird’s eye chiles, seeded and
stems removed
12 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon coriander, ground
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup olive oil

Place the chiles, garlic, ground coriander, cumin, salt mint and cilantro into a blender or food processor. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit of the olive oil. Store in a bowl or jar in the refrigerator with the remaining oil poured in a layer over the top.

Make sure that the surface is covered with a layer of oil each time you use some. When you run out of Harissa you can use the oil to add flavor to fried or baked dishes.

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