Harissa is a traditional North African table condiment that is great not only as a sauce on grilled meat, but also as a marinade for chicken, beef, or lamb. This recipe is very similar to a sauce I used to make at Vesta years ago. We used a spicier chile, more chipotles, and more salt in that version. But many Project Angel Heart clients need to limit their salt intake, so in this recipe, I use less salt and up the amounts of vinegar, lemon juice, and dried spices to help develop flavor.
Yields 4 cups