Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate

Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate

Shakshuka! Ever had it? Shakshuka has more than a few things going for it. It’s fun to say, fun to make, and fun to eat. The word shakshuka comes from Arabic, meaning, β€œa haphazard mixture” or β€œall mixed up.”

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Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern and North African dish thatΒ may date back all the way to the Ottoman Empire. You’ll find it in Libya and Tunisia, and it’s become a staple dish in Israel.Β If you’ve ever had Italian β€œeggs in purgatory” or Turkish menemen, the dishes are all quite similar.

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 large yellow onion, chopped
 1 large red bell pepper or roasted red bell pepper, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, reduce or omit if sensitive to spice
 1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, plus addition cilantro or parsley leaves for garnish
 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 5 to 6 large eggs
 ½ cup crumbled feta
 Crusty bread or pita, for serving

Ingredients

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 large yellow onion, chopped
 1 large red bell pepper or roasted red bell pepper, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, reduce or omit if sensitive to spice
 1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, plus addition cilantro or parsley leaves for garnish
 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 5 to 6 large eggs
 ½ cup crumbled feta
 Crusty bread or pita, for serving
Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate

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