My cousin Diane is married to Avi, who is from Jerusalem and is an excellent cook. Avi makes the best shakshuka.  Last month, when we were visiting in Israel, we stayed with them and he made shakshuka for breakfast. 

I already published a quick recipe for kale shakshuka – but this one is a proper shakshuka. 

Enjoy xxs

For 2 adults and two kids you’ll need

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 5 medium tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 large onion, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 small chili pepper – optional
  • ½teaspoon curry masala or turmeric
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • handful parsley for garnish
  • Salt

Chop tomatoes and onion. Slice the garlic.

Put the canola oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, tomatoes and garlic. Stir occasionally.

Add the spices and stir. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 15 -20 minutes. 

Crack the eggs straight in the skillet over the tomatoes and cook until the eggs white is completely cooked.

 Chop finely the parsley and sprinkle it over the shakshuka. Serve with pita bread or any other bread of your choice, some pickles, olives and tahini sauce.IMG_4557IMG_4569IMG_4577IMG_4604IMG_4606IMG_4629

The cutlery are not really necessary here… this food tastes better when you swipe your plate with a piece of bread.


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  • Reply שרון רוגל January 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Yummy!!!! The Kale Shakshuka looks so good too!

    • Reply Shelly January 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      thank you!!

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