Harissa is found across North Africa — and in more American restaurants.
It’s gaining traction on menus but is still considered unique. It can be found at independent casual-dining and progressive fast-casual restaurants.
Harissa can be used as a dressing or condiment for salads and sandwiches, and in sauces and glazes.
Harissa provides the opportunity to embrace a trendy, global ingredient and appeal to heat lovers everywhere.
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Harissa can punch up many dishes, including the baked harissa chicken entrée here. Meanwhile, Wingstop, based in the Dallas area, offers Harissa Lemon Pepper Wings — wings with harissa pepper paste, red bell peppers and lemon.