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World Breakfasts: Shakshuka

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World Breakfasts: Shakshuka


Eggs for breakfast don’t come much tastier than when served atop the tomato sauce base of shakshuka. This simple dish is has become a national obsession in Israel, but is also a staple of Libyan, Tunisian, Moroccan, Algerian and Egyptian cuisine.

The ingredients for shakshuka are easy to get hold of and everything is cooked up in one pan, so you won’t have to keep your eye on multiple things at once.

Give it a go and let us know how you get on. Oh, and we hope you’re hungry because there’s plenty to go around!

What you’ll need(Serves 4):

800g (2 tins) tinned tomatoes

8 free-range eggs

6 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red pepper, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 large onion, sliced

1tbsp paprika

1tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp cumin seeds

4tbsp olive oil

1tbsp lemon juice

2tsp sugar

1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

What you’ll need to do:

1. Place a large skillet or sauté pan over high heat and roast the cumin seeds for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil and the onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes until the onions begin to soften. Add the diced peppers and cook for 5-10 minutes until soft. Then, add the crushed garlic, spices and lemon juice and fry for a further 2 minutes.

2. Pour the tomatoes into the pan. Mash and stir the tomatoes to incorporate the rest of the ingredients. Stir in the sugar and turn the heat to low. Allow the ingredients to simmer for about 30 minutes.

3. In the tomato sauce, make 8 small divots and crack in the eggs, one at a time. Season the eggs with cayenne pepper and cook for 10 minutes on low heat until set, with the yolk still soft.

4. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with warm crusty bread or pita bread (skip the bread if you’re celebrating Passover).

Eggs for breakfast don’t come much tastier than when served atop the tomato sauce base of shakshuka. This simple dish is has become a national obsession in Israel, but is also a staple of Libyan, Tunisian, Moroccan, Algerian and Egyptian cuisine. The ingredients you'll need are easy to get hold of and everything is cooked up in one pan, so you won’t have to keep your eye on multiple things at once. Give it a go and let us know how you get on. Oh, and we hope you’re hungry because there’s plenty to go around!