Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshuka Recipe


Shakshuka Recipe is easy to prepare and well worth the effort.

 Ingredients for Shakshuka Recipe

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2, 3 or 4 garlic cloves, minced

2 red or green bell peppers, chopped shopping list

8 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 cans diced tomatoes, strained or 1 28-ounce can

1-1/2 tsp. paprika

1-1/2 tsp. turmeric

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 tsp. sugar

4 - 6 eggs

*Za'atar mix


Directions for Shakshuka Recipe

Place large frying pan over medium heat, add oil and heat.

Add onion and saute until lightly browned.

Add garlic and bell peppers, and saute for a couple of minutes more.

Add fresh and canned tomatoes, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper and sugar.

Stir for 1 minute.

Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Gently crack eggs into pan, taking care not to break yolks.

Simmer until whites solidify but yolks remain slightly runny, about 8 minutes, or as per personal preference.

Sprinkle with za'atar to taste and serve with warm pita bread.

Note: Za'atar is a blend of spices and seasonings.

Za'atar Mix

2 cups roasted, ground sesame seeds

1/2 cup dried ground thyme

2 tablespoons dried leaf oregano

2 tablespoons dried leaf marjoram

2 tablespoons dried leaf savory

1 tablespoon salt, or to taste (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together except the salt.

You may not want the salt for some za'atar uses.

Taste and add the salt if desired.

Keep the za'atar mix in a tightly sealed jar (the sesame seeds will last 5-6 months maximum).

It will stay fresher in the refrigerator or freezer than in a cupboard.

Makes about 4 cups

That’s the traditional Egyptian Shakshuka Recipe Hope you like it.

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