How to make Shakshuka

If you  haven’t heard of Shakshuka before you might now wonder what the heck I am talking about. But let me assure you, this is a good one. When I first heard of Shakshuka I was confused as well. What is it, how does it taste like and how can I make it at home. So here’s your guide to the perfect easy, cheap, healthy and delicious breakfast, because we all need a bit of Shakshuka in our lives.

Ever since I first made Shakshuka about a year ago it became a fixed part of our cooking schedule, usually being served on Sunday mornings (read 11/12 am) after a wild night out (read: Netflix, chill & too much wine).

Basically, Shakshuka is a dish made of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce but oh my god what sounds so plain actually tastes like heaven on earth to me. Shakshuka is the perfect hangover breakfast but also tastes insanely delicious as lunch or dinner. Served with warm bread or pita it will keep you full and satisfy your cravings for a while. Additionally, it’s super cheap, you almost always have all the ingredients at home anyway and it’s absolutely fool-proof to make. Oh and healthy, of course. But let’s stop swooning now and let’s get down to business.

Shakshuka Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1/2 onion
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 can of tomato sauce
– a handful of diced tomatoes
– 1 tbsp chilli
– 1 tbsp cumin
– 1 tbsp paprika
– pinch of pepper and salt
– 5/6 eggs
– chopped parsley

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HOW TO:

  1. Heat your olive oil in a large & deep pan and slowly add the onions and finely chopped garlic until they begin to soften.
  2. Add your tomatoes and tomato sauce to the pan and let cook for about 5 minutes. Now season it with all your spices and herbs (except the parsley).
  3. Now it’s time to add the eggs. Carefully crack one egg at a time into your tomato mix and make sure to space them evenly throughout the pan.
  4. Cover the pan and allow to cook at medium heat for about 7-8 minutes. Once the eggs are fully poached, add freshly chopped parsley to the top and serve in the pan.
  5. Serve with warm bread or pita to dip and eat straight from the pan if you like. ENJOY!

Have you ever made Shakshuka before? Did you like it? Let me know if you try this recipe – I’m really curious whether you’re as big a fan as I am ;)


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