Villa Jerada Moroccan Harissa - 8 oz jar
Harissa is not one of those condiments that has only one authentic recipe. In fact, from town to town, region to region, it can vary from a little to a lot. From texture to ingredients, and from how hot or not so much.
Here, in this jar, is Mehdi's mom's recipe. Authentic to his family, Mehdi strived to recreate Harissa as if it was made at home in his kitchen growing up. After three years of development and many trials and tribulations it has now arrived. Made in small batches every week or so for the local chefs, we benefit with small shipments as well,
The finest ingredients from around the world, freshly ground and combined make one of the freshest products we carry. It has the feeling of smooth heat and all the attention to detail that makes this a treat!
The Villa Jerada Harissa represents the story of Mehdi returning back to his Moroccan roots. In every Moroccan Souk, store and home you will find this spicy condiment used as either a base for cooking, or as a garnish to add spice to your meal. Harrissa remains a staple in the Moroccan kitchen, much like Ketchup, Tabasco or Siracha is in many American homes. Though some key ingredients remain essential to every Harissa recipe, variances do exist, setting some apart from the other.
How is Villa Jerada’s recipe any different from what’s in the market today? Well first, though this sauce remains prevalent in Morocco, its influence on this recipe goes beyond the geography of Mehdi's native country and past the vibrant street culture that comprised his upbringing, to the center of where his love for food began.
Mehdi's mother’s kitchen was abundant, with delicious smells and full of love. It is an enduring memory that guides him on his journey of exploring and sharing his culture through food.
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