28 June 2007
Spicy Harissa Coleslaw
I got a great recipe for Harissa at Lisa's Kitchen! I had read about Harissa in recipes, but had never tried it, so I thought, here goes!
I was a little afraid, because it had a huge amount of chilli in it! But actually, it has a great flavour behind the heat! So I was very enthusiastic about it!
I tried it out for the first time, as a dressing for baby potatoes to accompany Spinach and Feta Triangles and it was gorgeous, but, I was unsure of where to go next with it. I know it is great with couscous but Graham hates the stuff! I was very glad that my little glass jar of spicy paste had a long shelf life!
Into the story, such as it is, rides the Leftover Queen with her Tunisian Carrot Salad with Harissa and Feta Cheese.
I had an Eureka moment and went off to the kitchen to make Spicy Harissa Coleslaw, which I served with some unctuous feta cheese! So here it is! Just carrots, white cabbage and red onion, dressed with Harissa, mixed with some olive oil and red wine vinegar. A little twist of salt and pepper and off to the fridge it went, to develop overnight!
Pow! It packs a punch! Great Gum-drops!
It must have smelt fabulous! My cat tried to swipe some of the plate, while I was trying to take a photo! He was most disgruntled, when I asked him politely to Go Away!