Shakshouka

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Shakshouka
Shakshouka
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:131
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:40 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

Shakshouka (shakshoka, chakchouka, shak-shouka, shak shouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish made of cooked tomatoes, peppers, spices and eggs. It is very similar to the Turkish dish Menemen and to the Latin American breakfast dish huevos rancheros.

In Israeli cuisine, the dish is made of eggs, tomatoes, and onions or garlic. Shakshouka is typically eaten with a pita, like many other Middle Eastern dishes, or with white bread that is dipped in it.


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Sauté the onions and garlic until soft in about a tablespoons of olive oil, flavoured with a grind of black pepper. This will take about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, grate the tomatoes using the coarsest grater you have.
  3. Add the tomatoes, peppers, paprika and mix well.
  4. Season to taste
  5. Cover and simmer on a very low heat for 25 minutes.
  6. After 25 minutes, break the eggs on to the surface of the tomato mixture.
  7. Cover and cook for 4 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking.

Variations

Some cooks like to break the egg yolks and swirl them into the tomatoes.

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