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Shakshouka

Posted in recipes on 01 Apr 2015

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Shakshouka is a Tunisian dish consisting of a sauce made from tomatoes, peppers, and onions, in which eggs are poached, served with crusty bread. It’s an excellent, hearty dish to serve when it starts to get colder out.

Ingredients

  • 1 28oz can of peeled, diced tomatoes
  • 3-5 Anaheim peppers
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 pound feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika (normal or Hungarian hot)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt

Preparation

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Dice the onion and sautée in the oil until translucent.
  3. Seed and chop the peppers and add to the onions, continuing to cook while stirring.
  4. When the onions peppers are soft, add the paprika and cumin, stirring continuously to heat the spices for a minute or so.
  5. Add the tomatoes, water, and salt and stir throughly to mix.
  6. Simmer the sauce for a few minutes.
  7. Cube the feta cheese and stir into the sauce.
  8. Once the sauce has come back to a simmer, crack the eggs gently onto the surface and poach gently for about five minutes, occasionally spooning simmering sauce over the whites of the eggs to help cook from the top.

Serve with a crusty bread. Use either a spoon or the bread crust to scoop up sauce and eggs, making sure to get a bit of everything in each bite. Goes well with a chilled dry white or a gin and tonic to cut through the thick, flavorful sauce.


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