Shaskshuka – Eggs are poached in a delicious tomato sauce, very easy to prepare, healthy, comforting, flavorful, wonderful colors, definitely a must try recipe. It is usually served for breakfast, though I think it’s perfect for brunch on lazy weekends. This dish is best served right away after cooking alongside some crusty bread or pita.

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Makes about 4-6 servings

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 cans (14 oz.- 400g each) diced tomatoes
2 tbsp (30g) tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
chili flakes, to taste
1 tsp sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 eggs
fresh parsley/cilantro for garnish

1. Heat olive oil in a 12 inch (30cm) frying pan over medium heat.Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften. Stir in garlic.

2. Add red bell pepper and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat until softened

3. Stir in tomato paste and diced tomatoes and add all the spices and sugar. Season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes until it starts to reduce. Adjust the seasonings according to your tastes, add more chili flakes for a spicier sauce or sugar for a sweeter one.

4. Crack the eggs over the tomato mixture, one in the middle and 5 around the edges of the pan. Cover the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked.

5. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and serve with crusty bread or pita. Enjoy!

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  1. the Tunisian saied it's from his country and the Moroccan said too and Saudis well also but truth is it's middelestearn dish….

  2. If I have no cumin, could I cook this without it? I have never heard of cumin before. Will it be strange without it compared to original one?

  3. Shakshuka is Algerian dish
    Every eadible thing is North Africa is typîcal Algerian
    the rest just imitate
    Algerians are a mixture of Arabs and latinos

  4. Please be informed that it's not a's "Menemen" called in Turkey. Shakshuka is commonly is a eggplant dish which is fried with together green chilly, garlic and onion. finally tomato sauce covered..As a Turkish kitchen expert, I'd like to point out this confusing dishes. thx for attention

  5. Excuse me but I am Turkish and this would be called MENEMEN. Shakshuka is usually made with aubergines and tomato paste, it doesnt include eggs:D