Shakshuka is one of my favorite dishes to make and eat. It's simple to prepare, adaptable, good for any meal, and great for sharing. Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli breakfast dish, and popular throughout the Middle East. Basically you poach eggs in tomato sauce and scoop into mouth with bread.
Ingredients (for 2):
- 1-3 cups (depending on how saucy you like it) Tomatoes (chopped) or Tomato Sauce
- cooking oil or butter
- onion, chopped
- garlic, chopped
- assortment of chopped vegetables: potatoes, beans, mushrooms, peppers, eggplant, zucchini all work great
- 4 eggs
- fresh herbs
- cumin or zatar spice
- Prep your vegetables.
- Heat oil in a pan and add onion and garlic.
- Once onions and garlic are fragrant, add any additional vegetables. Stirring occasionally, cook vegetables 5-15 minutes.
- Add chopped tomatoes or sauce, and mix into vegetables.
- Crack eggs on top of sauce, distributing evenly among the pan - try to keep eggs from touching. If the eggs are not mostly submerged in sauce, add a bit of liquid to pan.
- Cover with lid and cook until eggs are to your liking! I usually pull mine off the heat when the egg yolk only slightly jiggles when i move the pan.
- Sprinkle with fresh herbs, cumin and/or zatar.
- Serve with bread.