Shakshuka

Singlemade: shakshuka

In the beginnings of my being active on Instagram, one of my single followers posted Shakshuka. I had never heard of it before and my interest was instantly peaked. Shame on me, because I soon discovered that it’s a hugely popular dish.

The origins of the dish aren’t very clear (Tunisia, Yemen,…?), but what I can tell you is that it’s a vegetarian recipe made up out of poached eggs in tomato sauce. You can spice it up, or add saffron, or coriander (yuck ;-)), but you can’t leave out the cumin.

Singlemade wouldn’t be Singlemade if you wouldn’t get the bare bones version that’s ready in just 15 minutes! It serves 2 persons, but you can eat whatever’s left over cold or reheat it!

Singlemade: shakshuka

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Shakshuka
Shakshuka
Prep Time 15 min
Servings
Prep Time 15 min
Servings
Shakshuka
Instructions
  1. Heat the pan over medium heat with a good dash of oil.
  2. Peel the onion, cut it into halves and into crescents over the pan. Stir and leave to simmer.
  3. In the meantime, dice the bell pepper into cubes/half strips.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds to the onion and leave to fry briefly.
  5. Increase the heat and add the bell pepper. Season with pepper and salt.
  6. Let fry for a minute and add the tomato cubes and the tablespoon of tomato purée. Mix thoroughly, season to taste with pepper and salt and let it thicken.
  7. Now get ready! Break an egg into the cup. Use the spatula to make a dimple in the tomato sauce and pour the egg into it. Repeat for the last three eggs.
  8. Now cover the pan with the lid, turn the heat down to medium and leave to simmer until the egg whites solidify. This should take about 3 minutes. If you like the yolks to be solid as well, then let it simmer some more. Done!
Recipe Notes

Tip: I made Shakshuka for my Iranian neighbours’ daughter. She ate some yogurt with it and it’s a delicious combo!

Singlemade: shakshuka


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Carine served the Shakshuka with Greek pasta. She’s not one for poached eggs, but she confirms it’s an easy recipe! 😉

Stijn warns for the cumin’s taste. Don’t overdo it, if you’re not a fan. And he fried his onion some more because… well he likes fried onions. 😉 If you want to add spice, don’t go easy on the cayenne pepper!


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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂

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