A scorching-hot chili paste, harissa is one of the most famous culinary products of Tunisia, and is sometimes dubbed as “the national condiment of Tunisia”. It is traditionally drizzled over a host of North African and Middle Eastern cuisines, such as meat or fish stew, couscous, soups, vegetables and salads.
The production of harissa dates back to the 17th century, and today, recipes vary between countries and regions, but it is widely accepted that the Tunisian recipe is the most authentic one. The country is also the biggest exporter of harissa. It is estimated that the harissa value chain, which covers chili pepper farmers, collection centres, small-scale producers and industrial companies, creates employment for around 25,000 people in Tunisia. Read More via Unido.