Chermoula Vegetable Kebabs

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Vegetables for kebabs:
6-8 cauliflower florets (blanched for 2 minutes)
3 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped into 3 inch cubes
3 eggplant, salted and chopped
3 small red onions, skinned and quartered
4 small leeks, cleaned and trimmed
12 - 18 wooden skewers (soaked in water for 1 hour before)
For the Tomato sauce:
2 tablespoons spoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 medium tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
1 14 ounce can plum tomatoes
1 tablespoon harissa* paste
For the kebab spice mix:
1 small bunch Italian parsley
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2teaspoons chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
4 ounces dried chillies, soaked overnight
8 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground caraway
2 tablespoons mint, chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 tablespoon rock salt
1 tablespoon tomato purée
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Blend all the ingredients for the kebab spice mix in a food mixer and set aside.

To make the tomato sauce add half of the olive oil to a pan , with the onion and garlic and the chopped fresh tomatoes. Let it simmer for a while. When adding the can of plum tomatoes, squeeze each tomato in your hands before adding to the pan. Add the harissa and simmer the sauce for about 20 minutes.

While the sauce is cooking, baste the vegetable kebabs with the blended spice mix and grill or barbecue, turning frequently.

Serve immediately with the hot tomato sauce.

Harissa Simmer the chilies for 2 minutes in a little water and soak for 1 hour. Drain. Blend with all the remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Pass through a sieve to remove any lurking chili seeds.

Put in a sterilised glass jar, dribble extra olive oil over the surface to create an airtight seal. Refrigerate.

*Harissa is a spicy North African chili paste used as a condiment. It is often mixed with olives, served with salads, stews of couscous. You can find it sold in small tubes in the condiment section of your grocery store, middle eastern, or Mediterranean market, or you can make your own according to the recipe provided.


it is very tasty
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