Shakshuka

January 27, 2012 10 Comments

I was inspired by Nicole’s recipe, she calls this baked eggs. I rarely eat eggs but the moment I saw Nicole’s photos I knew I was going to make it. A fellow Hungarian food blogger told me that this meal is called shakshuka
Shakshuka is believed to have Algerian and Tunisian origins. It is a staple of Tunisian, Egyptian, Libyan, Algerian, and Moroccan cuisines, and is also popular in Israel. The eggs are poached in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices. You can add vegetables, cheese to it like I did. Be brave and add anything to the meal you would like. It’s great for a lazy weekend breakfast or for a light lunch during the week. We ate it with garlic toast but you can serve it with cooked rice, millet, bulgur wheat or quinoa.

Shakshuka

Ingredients (serves 2)

– 1 can tomato
– 2 organic eggs
– 1 mozzarella (ball)
– 1 small zucchini, cubed
– 2 cloves garlic, chopped
– fresh thyme
– 1 teaspoon chili flakes
– salt, pepper
– olive oil

Method

Preheat the oven to 170C (350F). Tear mozzarella into small strips.

In a baking dish add the can of tomatoes, mashed the tomatoes with a fork, then season with salt and pepper. Add the cubed zucchini, garlic and mozzarella. Crack the eggs on top of the sauce and season with the thyme and chili flakes. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons olive oil on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 170C (350F) until the eggs are cooked and the mozzarella melted.

Comments (10)

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  1. That is a dish I love. Your shakshuka looks delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Sukaina says:

    That looks yummy. I love having shakshuka on weekends!

  3. There was a wonderful looking recipe for shakshuka in last weekend’s Observer Food Monthly – I’ve never tried it but after seeing even more gorgeous photos here I’m going to have to give it a go! I’m not a big egg eater either, but can imagine this is stunning with all those gorgeous rich flavours. Maybe breakfast this weekend? Yum.

  4. Nevena says:

    A must try:)
    Thank you!

  5. Zita says:

    Thank you girls for your lovely comments! 🙂

  6. Regula says:

    Looks decicious!!!

  7. Emiko says:

    Delicious, I love baked eggs! I recently had an unusual version of this in a Melbourne cafe (baked eggs are very popular over here!) with creamed spinach instead of the tomato, fetta cheese and lemon.

  8. susan says:

    this looks delish! I love this dish in restaurants, but have never made it. Cannot wait to try!

  9. You got me craving some Shakshuka right away!!

  10. Zita says:

    Emiko!
    Creamed spinach are so yum, I would love to try it.

    Susan!
    Try it at home, it’s very easy to make and you add anything to dish you like.

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