Shakshouka

This is a super tasty and super healthy breakfast or lunch option which is easy to prepare and cook.  Give it a go.  You won’t be disappointed.  It’s paleo too 🙂 

 Shakshouka is believed to have Tunisian origins and means “a mixture” in Arabic slang.  Shakshouka is a staple of Tunisian, Libyan, Algerian, Moroccan, and Egyptian cuisines traditionally served in a cast iron pan or tagine with bread (not paleo 🙁 ) to mop up the sauce. It is also popular in Israel, where it was introduced by Tunisian Jews.

Shakshouka is similar to the Turkish dish menemen, and the Mexican breakfast dish huevos rancheros but different in the fact that the egg yolks are kept whole instead of scrambled.

Shakshouka
Serves 1
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1/4 onion, diced
  3. 1/2 can chopped tomatoes
  4. 1/2 small green chilli (jalapeño), sliced
  5. 1/2 small green pepper
  6. 1/2 tsp paprika
  7. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  8. salt and pepper, to taste
  9. 1 free-range egg
  10. 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Sauté the onion in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes until translucent in a small heavy based frying pan
  2. Add the green pepper and chilli and cook for another 3-4 minutes
  3. Add cumin, paprika and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes to allow the mixture to reduce a little
  4. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  5. Make a small hole in the tomatoes and crack an egg into it
  6. Cover with a lid and allow the egg to steam cook to your liking
  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve in the pan
Notes
  1. Add some chorizo with the pepper and chilli to take it to the next level
Hungry Waffler http://www.hungrywaffler.com/
Info sourced from Wikipedia.