Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Middday Meal :: Shakshuka



This midday meal is easy as pie when made for one or four or five. It is so simple and wholesome, but feels like a comfort food indulgence—a great midwinter breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shakshuka is a North African dish consisting of poached or fried eggs cooked in a sauce of tomatoes,onions, and spices (you may add peppers, and spices to your liking). It is often served communally in a large skillet, with a nice warm bread.

Recipe: Shakshuka

4 cloves garlic
1 onion in
2 Tbsp olive oil + more for drizzling
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 fresh tomatoes chopped
1 tsp harissa
8 eggs
Coarse salt + pepper
+ a nice warm bread

Because we’re giving you proportions for 4 people you will need a large skillet to accommodate all the eggs. Downsize your skillet according to your egg quantity. Sauté the Garlic and onion in your olive oil till onions are fragrant and translucent. Add crushed tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and Harissa, and cook the sauce down on a medium heat for about fifteen minutes. Add 8 eggs cracked directly into pan. Drizzle olive oil lightly over them and add coarse salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

19 comments:

  1. ooOOOoo!! love it! what would you suggest as a substitute for harissa if we can't find it?

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  2. this is insane... will try it this weekend... thank you! x pam

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  3. Yum! My fiance is Moroccan and we eat this all the time. Two twists: we like to add a little turmeric into the tomatoes, and sprinkle cumin on top of the eggs :)

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  4. My Dad makes it with those huge anaheim peppers (saute first)...so insanely good! xo

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  5. mixandmatchy - i would try some dried chile pepper flakes if you cant find harissa, or maybe a spicy pepper like the wv girls suggested

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  6. How is it without spice? Could you use paprika?

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  7. that looks really good for brunch!

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  8. My mouth watered when I read recipe. You have turned me into a lab. Can't wait to try.

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  9. looks AMAZING. midday or anytime! thank u!

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  10. These are yummy eggs! Perfect for breakfast or even anytime of the day!

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  11. Well I love to eat eggs and if they are cooked in different ways then it's too yummy. I think it will made my day if I eat it in breakfast.

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  12. we do shakshuka in my country but it's a little different, your recipe sounds DELICIOUS! thanks!

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  13. I had an amazing shakshuka in Tel Aviv last summer, apparently it's a pretty big thing there. This one looks very good too!


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  14. We make something similar, but just with the fried eggs and sauce.

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  15. Wow! This looks great, and even I could make it!

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  16. We've been making an Italian version for years. I thought my dad invented it, lol! This is great.

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  17. Mmmmmm... shakshukah is our favorite dish, we've been cooking it every Friday

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