EAT :: shakshuka

posted on: April 28, 2010

if you haven't heard of shakshuka, you're in for a real treat!
my first encounter with this "seemingly indulgent soul food" was in new york at hummus place 
(you MUST eat there if you visit-so delicious and incredibly affordable :).
shakshuka is a north african dish consisting of poached or friend eggs 
cooked in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices.
karen from sunday suppers couldn't have put it better when she wrote "it is so simple and wholesome, but feels like a comfort food indulgence--a great midwinter breakfast, lunch or dinner. "
(i used the sunday suppers recipe but smitten kitchen recently posted on this dish too!)

(image via smitten kitchen)
4 cloves garlic
1 onion
2 tbsp olive oil + more for drizzling
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 fresh tomatoes chopped
1 tsp harissa
8 eggs
coarse salt + pepper
+ a nice warm bread (i used trader joe's naan!)
sauté the garlic and onion in your olive oil until the onions are fragrant and translucent. add crushed tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and harissa, and cook the sauce down on a medium heat for about fifteen minutes. add 8 eggs cracked directly into the pan. drizzle olive oil lightly over them and add coarse salt and pepper to taste. cover and cook 5-7 minutes

i couldn't find harissa so i made my own using this recipe.

have you used a chef 'n garlic zoom before (thanks sharon!)!? it is the best thing that has happened in the kitchen since sliced bread! i love it.

making shakshuka was a beautiful process! i didn't end up shooting the final product because there was too much going on in the kitchen! we completed our meal with greek salad and homemade hummus (recipes via here and here)! this may just be my favorite meal...!


  1. i am far too picky to ever try this, but i've really enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos. i adore food shots. that steam is incredible.

    enjoy your day!

    xo Alison

  2. i'm drooling. seriously.

    and i love your photos! you always make everything look so clean and beautiful. i'm sure if i was the one cooking it'd all look like a big mess, haha :)

  3. The photos of the steaming bowls are my fav fav favorite.
    & I just realized I need a garlic zoom.
    p.s. that's so crazy that you're husband is the new brett! at 7DA! what a sweet gig. please tell me you get to work the bible trivia booth...

  4. Ok seriously.. YUM! And gorgeous photos!!! I was just up at Leila's {Olive Juice} and we were checking out your campground photos and I can't believe how talented you are!!!

    Aaaaand omg your wedding! I totally remember seeing it on GWS and swooooooning over your dress. Took me til now to put it together. WOW, lady! :) xoxox

  5. Seriously i could eat off those photos! And oh sweetie, i've hit ya back with the mail already. Eeeps, cannot wait!

  6. Hmmm this looks good! I know shakshuka and made it just a few days ago. Mine is based on sweet red peppers and tomato. I roast the peppers and add the other ingredients. I always add a little bit of sugar because the tomatos are often too acid. You should try this too!
    Bon appetit!


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