Hearty Shakshuka Recipe
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.
- 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
- Measuring bowls, cups, and spoons
- Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
- Cutting board
- Chef knife
- Food ruler
- Wooden spoon
- Sanitize the kitchen (sink, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, phone, computer).
- Wash the fennel and thinly slice.
- Wash the chiles and brunoise cut them.
- Wash the bell pepper and small dice.
- Wash the parsley and chop.
- Peel and dice the onion.
- Peel and mince the garlic.
- Mise en place ingredients.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sauté fennel and onions until they are translucent.
- Add chiles and bell pepper.
- Season with salt and cook until tender.
- Add garlic and paprika until there is an aroma.
- Add diced tomatoes with juice and water.
- Simmer over low heat to reduce the sauce to at least ¼.
- Create wells to add the eggs into the sauce.
- Cover and cook over medium-low heat until the whites are firm and the yolks are runny.
- Garnish with parsley and feta cheese crumbles.
- 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!
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/