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. Itโ€™s fun to say, fun to make, and fun to eat. The word shakshuka comes from Arabic, meaning, โ€œa haphazard mixtureโ€ or โ€œall mixed up.โ€

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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 thatย may date back all the way to the Ottoman Empire. Youโ€™ll find it in Libya and Tunisia, and itโ€™s become a staple dish in Israel.ย If youโ€™ve ever had Italian โ€œeggs in purgatoryโ€ or Turkish menemen, the dishes are all quite similar.

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

Ingredients

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

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