Harissa Olive Oil Suggestions


Feisty, spicy and direct, Harissa is not a single spice, but an amalgamation of several spices that form the base of this beautiful olive oil. Lot Eight Harissa Olive Oil works perfectly with prawns, chicken, beef, lamb, wild game, pizza, duck, sardines, herrings and sausages….especially if they are served with rice. As Harissa is widely used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisines as a condiment, add Spicy Harissa oil to tomato juice to flavour soups, stews, tajines and winter cassaroles.  Totally delicious for flavouring grain recipes that include chickpeas, couscous, quinoa, rice, potatoes etc.  Harissa Oil goes well with cooked, grilled and barbequed vegetables, in particular; ‘sweet’ root vegetables such as pumpkin, roasted carrot, roasted onions, roasted garlic and kumara. Additionally, eggplant, fennel, green cabbage, squash, and cauliflower welcome the punchy flavor of this spicy oil. Use liberally for marinating and roasting, and for brushing over cuts of meat for grilling and barbecuing. Include in minced meat recipes such as patties, meatloaf, koftas, sausages etc. Rich and warming, Harissa Oil goes perfectly with a cool dollop of yoghurt to serve with Middle Eastern lamb kebabs or sour cream to accompany spicy potato wedges. Mix it with hummus to make the best dip ever. Absolutely divine to dip fresh baked bread into. 

Matt Calder