Harissa is popular throughout N. Africa and is used liberally as an all purpose condiment, gracing table as a bottle of Tabasco might in this country. You can use it in it's powdered form but we suggest you add just enough hot water to form a paste and then whisk in some best quality olive oil and perhaps a squeeze of lemon until the desired consistency is achieved. Perfect with grilled chicken or lamb and couscous. A staff favorite at the spice shop we use it in everything from vegetable barley stew to spiced nuts or Harissa and Vegetable Couscous. Contains cumin, coriander, caraway, guajillo chiles, smoked paprika and garlic.