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Harissa is a seasoning and condiment made of red peppers, chiles, spices—often coriander—that’s used throughout North Africa and the Arab world to season everything from meats to vegetables. The level of heat varies from cuisine to cuisine with Tunisia often boasting the spiciest and Morocco offering a milder take. For this butter, we like the fiery punch of Tunisian harissa combined with a drizzle of honey and mixed with butter to slather on grilled corn. And consider that just the beginning. It’s amazing on baked potatoes and will change the way you think about eggs and toast. If you’re headed to Trader Joe’s, you can find Tunisian harissa in the condiment aisle.
Grilled Corn with Harissa Honey Butter
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 8 ounces unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- ½ cup Tunisian harissa
- 1 to 2 Tsp. honey
- Grilled corn
- Chopped cilantro (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT
- In a medium bowl combine the butter, harissa, and honey. Stir to thoroughly incorporate. Chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to firm up for easier spreading.
- While the corn is still hot off the grill, slather on the harissa honey butter. Top with chopped cilantro, if desired.