Recipe by Tea Jenny
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. Posted for ZWT#6
Top Review by Annacia
Who knew that grating tomatoes gives you almost instant tomato sauce! Cool :D. That said, this is really delicious. It takes a little bit of time but is so worth it. The sauce develops a grand deep flavor and the egg cooked this way is almost like silk. You'd never believe that it's low cal. Thanks so much Jenny for this keeper. :D
- 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
- olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 4 large free range eggs
- 1 small sweet red pepper, deseeded and sliced finely
- 6 medium tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
- sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- Meanwhile, grate the tomatoes using the coarsest grater you have.
- Add the tomatoes, peppers, paprika and mix well.
- Season to taste
- Cover and simmer on a very low heat for 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, break the eggs on to the surface of the tomato mixture.
- Cover and cook for 4 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking.
- Some cooks like to break the egg yolks and swirl them into the tomatoes.