Shakshuka Recipe

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Or shakshouka - either way, it's delicious.

I found this shakshuka recipe on Pinterest, and though I'm not big on tomato sauces (I find them to be too acidic), the beautiful photos and other ingredients - the spices, the herbs, the sprinkle of feta, the runny yolks, and most of all, the olive oil grilled bread - had me running to the grocery store.

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These photos are of my first attempt at this smoky shakshuka dish, when A and I whipped it together for a weekend brunch. The pan was more than enough for the two of us big eaters. We love cilantro here, and I love mint, so I went a bit heavy-handed on the greens (but passed on the parsley). It was such a success that my second attempt came shortly thereafter, as an appetizer when I hosted dinner for the girls over spring break (more mentioned in this post).

Shakshuka Recipe

Ingredients

  • 28oz can crushed tomatoes (we used diced)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3 eggs
  • sprinkle of crumbled feta
  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped mint leaves
  • sliced bread (we used a baguette) brushed with olive oil

Instructions

  • On medium to high heat, add sliced onion to pan with 1 tbs olive oil, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika. Stir 5-10 minutes to blend spices and coat onions. When the onions are translucent, cover pan with lid to caramelize onions, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, and cracked pepper, to taste. Stir and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer 10 minutes, reducing heat to low once the sauce thickens.
  • Brush slices of bread with olive oil, and grill to your liking.
  • Crack eggs into sauce and allow simmering to cook the egg whites. When the whites are cooked, remove pan from heat. Top with crumbled feta, chopped herbs, and additional seasoning/spice to your liking.

There's no need for utensils - use the olive oil grilled bread to scoop the deliciousness from the pan!

Shakshuka Recipe | affecionada

Bon appetit! x

lifeJen