Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Harissa Style Hot Sauce

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces

Harissa-Style Hot Sauce

BBQ TimeSummertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated sauces in the supermarket shelves, but it’s also fun to create your own sauces. To give you readers a few suggestions, I publish a little series of quick and easy recipes for homemade barbecue sauces.

Your imagination has no limits, changing and complementing the recipes to your taste!

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds


  • 150 ml ketchup
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 fresh chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp medium hot mustard
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cumin, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt, freshly grounded black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


BBQ - Harissa Style Hot SauceHeat olive oil in a big enough saucepan over medium heat.

Add ketchup, bell pepper, tomatoes, chillies, sugar and garlic. Bring to a boil, stirring permanently.

Reduce heat to low, add mustard, coriander, cumin and lemon juice. Simmer the whole lot, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste.

If you want a smoother ketchup-like consistency of the sauce, simply shred the mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.

Let the sauce cool down before serving.


About tfrsecretary

Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1957, I was educated at a Baccalaureate High School. Later completed Technical University with a degree in Economic Informatics. I served for 12 years in the German Army before joining a French computer company for another 10 years. Then ran my own motorcycle and gastronomy businesses before deciding to retire. I arrived in North Cyprus with my second wife in 2004 and since her sad loss in 2011, I have kept myself very busy trying to help others with similar problems and in 2012 became the Secretary of “The Foreign Residents in the TRNC” (TFR). I am very keen to see expat communities coming together and playing their part in helping North Cyprus, our adopted homeland.
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