Harissa paste adds the fiery taste – a tablespoon is all you need (or more or less depending on how spicy you like things). Great as an appetizer/starter, side dish, to take on a picnic or to work as lunch. Can be eaten hot or cold, is vegetarian and if you are able to eat bread it would good for mopping up the juices.
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 an onion – chopped
2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
8 oz. small mushrooms – sliced
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp. harissa paste
1 cup veg. broth/stock (add more if needed but in the end you want a thickish sauce)
Place oil in a cast iron casserole dish and when sizzling add onion and garlic.
When softened, add mushrooms and stir for a moment.
Add crushed tomatoes, harissa paste and veg broth.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce is thickish.