Shakshuka -Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka -Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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I have wanted to share Shakshuka recipe with you for quite some time,  I stumbled upon it a while ago and really loved the dish from the moment I saw it. 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 and it’s perfect for brunch on lazy weekends.


Though Shakshuka has a Tunisian origin it is very popular throughout the Middle East and variations of this dish can be found all over the world.


This dish is best served right away after cooking alongside some crusty bread or pita.Some prefer their yolks runny some prefer them hard, just adjust the cooking time accordingly to your preference. Try it out, enjoy it with your family and friends, everybody will be delighted for sure.

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Recipe adapted after Tori Avey



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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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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (226g) - Calories:133, Fat:7.3g, Saturated Fat:1.8g, Carbohydrates: 11.1g, Sugar:6.9g, Fiber:3.0g, Protein:7.6g, Cholesterol:164mg, Calories from Fat 66, Sodium 107mg, Potassium 525mg, Vitamin A 47%, Vitamin C 79%, Calcium 5%, Iron 10%,Nutrition Grade A, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On September 12, 2015 at 08:04 am, Maariyah Esat said...
OMG I made this for brunch today and it was incredible! The whole family loved it and it was gone before I could even take a picture! I have also previously made your cookie recipe many times and they are just the softest cookies I have ever had in my life. I also love the way you edit your videos, very clear, easy to follow and just therapeutic for food lovers like us! LOL :D Thanks for sharing your recipes! Next up I'm thinking the chocolate heaven that is your No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake :)

Maariyah.. that is so great... I am so happy when I hear that people are trying the recipes and really wnjoy them. Thank you for your comment and don't forget to let me knoe how the Biscuit Cake turned for you. :)

On September 12, 2015 at 01:06 pm, Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen said...
Always looking for new ways to cook eggs. This recipe looks so good!
On September 13, 2015 at 09:04 pm, Liz said...
What a gorgeous presentation! Perfect for special overnight guests! I bet it tastes amazing.
On September 14, 2015 at 10:20 am, marcie said...
This definitely looks like sheer comfort food, Ella! And that spicy tomato sauce sounds delicious!
On September 14, 2015 at 09:37 pm, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
Wow, Ella...this looks simply incredible. I could eat this entire thing in one sitting!
On October 03, 2015 at 12:14 pm, Julia @ teamsportbanners said...
I love all the food made from eggs. I have saved this recipe in my notebook.

Let me know when you try it out..maybe even send me photos via Facebook:)

On December 14, 2015 at 03:28 pm, Lena said...
I'm from Germany and I made this today for dinner - it was really tasty. My mum said that it would be more delicious with pasta as a side dish. Next time I'll serve it with noddles.

Sounds great to me:) glad you enjoyed the recipe

On April 06, 2016 at 01:51 pm, Lema said...
My family loves this so much and my father makes it so well! Thank God that I don't have to embarrass myself in front of my father by asking him how to make it... I have the recipe in front of me right now!
On July 01, 2016 at 12:30 am, Nazira said...
Hi! I made this once and I will definitely make it again. It was really tasty and spicy, it had lots of flavor it was delicious. But I didn't know how much I had to cook the egg, I wanted to have them well cooked but ended up cooking the eggs too much but it does not matter at all as it was extremely yummy. As a side dish I used wheat and it was a nice mix together! Next... I want to try the feeling of your crepes and the Nutella cheesecake which looks amazing!
On December 03, 2017 at 01:17 pm, Christina said...
Hi. Love the recipe. Have to ask - where did you get those adorable little dishes that you put your spices into?
On December 08, 2018 at 01:48 am, Hana said...
We made it for supper last night, and the whole family enjoyed it. It will definitely be a standard dish for our table, and the recipe goes into my file of recipes to be made again and again.
On December 04, 2020 at 05:00 am, Sarah said...
I made this today for breakfast and it was spectacular. I was worried the flavours might be too subtle and get drowned out with all the tomatoes but it turned out amazing, perfect amount of flavour and spice. Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe! Will definitely make again x
On March 10, 2021 at 12:09 pm, Honey said...
It's my favorite dish. I make it every Sunday. Really awesome and delicious recipe of Bangladesh.

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