Easy Amazing Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshouka is a dish popular in North Africa and the Middle East. It consists of...

Shakshouka is a dish popular in North Africa and the Middle East. It consists of a spicy ragu of tomatoes, peppers and onions, in which eggs are poached. Its origin is disputed, it is claimed to originate from the Maghreb, the Ottoman Empire or Palestine.

 

Perfect for breakfast or any other meal of the day, Shakshuka is an easy and healthy recipe that comes together quickly. You can make a restaurant-quality version at home in a few simple steps. The origin of the dish remains a matter of some controversy with competing claims. Anyway. It’s tasty and it’s easy to cook.

STOCKHOLM NOVEMBER 2022: Perfect for breakfast or any other meal of the day, Shakshuka is an easy and healthy recipe that comes together quickly on the stovetop. This recipe features a mixture of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and garlic simmered together with pockets of gently poached eggs. While it may look complicated, you can make a restaurant-quality version at home in a few simple steps.

Shakshouka is a Maghrebi dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion and garlic, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper.

The origin of the dish remains a matter of some controversy with competing claims of Libyan, Moroccan, Tunisian, Turkish, Algerian and Yemeni origins. Tomatoes and peppers are notably New World ingredients that only became common ingredients in later centuries after the Columbian exchange.

The dish has also been part of Sephardic cuisine for centuries, and was brought to Israel by Jewish immigrants from Libya and Tunisia in the 1950s and 1960s, though it only became popularised on menus in the 1990s.

Many variations of the basic sauce are possible, varying in spice and sweetness. Some cooks add preserved lemon, salty sheep milk cheeses, olives, harissa or a spicy sausage such as chorizo or merguez. Shakshouka is made with eggs which are commonly poached but can also be scrambled like the Turkish menemen.

Ingridients

Pepper
Salt
Chili Powder
Ground Cumin
Parsley
Paprika
Olive Oil
Garlic
Eggs
Canned Tomatoes
Onion
Bell Pepper

Vary this dish by flavouring the simple tomato sauce with whatever you have to hand – curry powder, pesto or fresh herbs. You can also add feta or goat cheese and maybe your favorite mushroom. The options are endless – which is what makes this dish such a national favorite. If you prefer to read the recipe rather than cook it from a video, BBC Goodfood has a very easy to follow one on their site.

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