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Hearty Shakshuka Recipe

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What’s Shakshuka?

Shakshuka means “all mixed up.” This dish was believed to have originated in either Yemen or Tunisia. It consists of eggs cooked in a skillet with tomato sauce, peppers, onions, other herbs, or cheese. It’s usually served with bread.

Shakshuka Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 organic small yellow onion, peeled, medium dice
  • 1 organic small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 organic serrano peppers, remove seeds, brunoise (1/8” dice cut)
  • 1 organic jalapeño pepper, remove seeds, brunoise
  • 1 organic green bell peppers, small dice
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 1 teaspoon organic paprika
  • 14-16 ounces canned organic diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup purified water
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped organic flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup organic feta cheese crumbles

Kitchen Equipment

  • Measuring bowls, cups, and spoons
  • Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
  • Skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Food ruler
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ladle
  • Plates
  • Forks
  • Spoons

Cooking Instructions

  1. Sanitize the kitchen (sink, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, phone, computer).
  2. Wash the fennel and thinly slice.
  3. Wash the chiles and brunoise cut them.
  4. Wash the bell pepper and small dice.
  5. Wash the parsley and chop.
  6. Peel and dice the onion.
  7. Peel and mince the garlic.
  8. Mise en place ingredients.
  9. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. Sauté fennel and onions until they are translucent.
  11. Add chiles and bell pepper.
  12. Season with salt and cook until tender.
  13. Add garlic and paprika until there is an aroma.
  14. Add diced tomatoes with juice and water.
  15. Simmer over low heat to reduce the sauce to at least ¼.
  16. Create wells to add the eggs into the sauce.
  17. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until the whites are firm and the yolks are runny.
  18. Garnish with parsley and feta cheese crumbles.
  19. Serve immediately with pita bread.

The Many Faces of Shakshuka

Shakshuka can be cooked in many variations across the country. Further, it’s served with bread, in a pita, inside a whole loaf (with the center removed), and on hummus and pizza.

Additionally, since rice is a staple in Hawai’i, rice can easily be paired with shakshuka. Mixed with the eggs, and you got yourself a loco moco variation. Yum!

Happy cooking,

FS x


Kantor, L. (2017). A brief history of Israel’s famous dish, shakshuka. Retrieved from: https://theculturetrip.com/middle-east/israel/articles/a-brief-history-of-israels-famous-dish-shakshuka/ 

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