UPDATE 3/28: No harissa in the Clifton Park Hannaford.
When I posted my deviled eggs recipe yesterday, underneath the post popped up a few “possibly related” posts from other blogs. One of those posts contained a recipe for Spicy Deviled Eggs that called for harissa, a North African hot chili sauce that adds the “devilish” heat to the recipe. The paste contains Piri piri (“African Devil”) chili peppers, tomatoes and paprika as its main ingredient, and also includes coriander, caraway, and cumin.
One of my friends linked over to the post, and asked me about a local source for harissa. I suggested possibly an ethnic food store, but the only ones around here that I know of specialize in Indian or Asian foodstuffs. I don’t recall seeing it in Hannaford or Price Chopper, but then again I’ve never actually looked for it.
So, I am stumped. Readers?
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Asian Market next to Grandma’s has it. They have a whole host of Pan Asian and some African foods last I looked.
But there are so many online sources now that it’s not a big deal. A simple search will find it for $5 plus shipping.
Also, You could probably switch out the harissa for some Asian or Mexican chili paste. Heck, I’ve made deviled eggs with schirachi before. Probably would work well too.