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Easy Shakshuka

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This North African dish is also a very popular Israeli dish.  It is essentially eggs poached in a tangy tomatoe sauce.  It is great eaten with a crusty or garlic bread to mop up the delicious sauce.  It's commonly eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, served in a sizzling cast iron skillet. If having a "cheat" meal serve in a pita or on a crispy baguette.

Easy Shakshuka

The sauce can be made in advance then placed back into a hot skillet before adding the eggs.  For a brunch type meal it could be served with any of the following accompaniments:  sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, cottage cheese, greek yoghurt, olives, hot pickled relish, or feta cheese

Easy Shakshuka ingredients:

  •     2 tablespoons olive oil
  •     2-3 red peppers, cut into cubes
  •     4 cloves garlic, crushed
  •     8 tomatoes, cut into cubes
  •     3 tablespoons tomato paste
  •     1 tablespoon water
  •     1/2 teaspoon cumin
  •     Salt, to taste
  •     Ground black pepper, to taste
  •     Hot pepper, to taste (optional)
  •     6 eggs
  •     1/2 cup chopped parsley, for garnish

Easy Shakshuka cooking instructions:

1.  Heat the oil in a wide (preferably cast iron) pan and stir-fry the peppers.
2.  Add the garlic and continue stir-frying for 2 minutes.
3.  Add the tomatoes and cook, continuing to stir, for 2 minutes.
4.  Add the tomato paste and cook, continuing to stir, for another 2 minutes.
5.  Add water, cumin, salt, pepper, and hot pepper, if using.
6.  One at a time, break the eggs into the simmering tomato sauce, spacing them evenly in the pan.
7.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes, until the eggs are cooked through to your liking.    
8.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
If you make this let  me know what you think.  Your comments are suggestions are always welcome!