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Simple enough.


Combine in a small bowl

  • 1/4 cup red pepper flakes (with seeds)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp  cayenne

Add just enough boiling water to cover and place a plate over the bowl.  Meanwhile, prepare

  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced

After 30 minutes, drain peppers, if needed.  In a food processor, combine pepper flakes, garlic and

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBL olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Blend to form a smooth paste.