Best Shakshuka Recipe


by Papri



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This is the best shakshuka recipe you’ll ever try – inspired by two of my favorite eateries – Tasty N Sons in Portland and Borough Market in London. I’ve combined both of their styles to come up with my own version of his spectacular brunch dish.

Although you can certainly roast and peel your bell peppers, I feel that step in unnecessary for home cooks and is really not very noticeable in the final dish. Just stir-fry your peppers, onions, garlic and tomato with a few seasonings, and you’re good to go!

Following is my recipe for Shakshuka, which is sure to become a favorite dish in your home. Enjoy!

Best Shakshuka Recipe for Home Cooks

1/4 cup olive oil
3 bell peppers, julienned
1 medium sweet onion, julienned
1 heaping tablespoon of garlic-shallot puree, or 6 cloves crushed garlic
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use 1/4 tsp. if you are sensitive to spicy foods)
1 Bay leaf
28 oz. canned San Marzano tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
8 eggs

Diced green onions
Bacon bits, optional
Toasted French bread for dipping

In a large pot on medium-high heat, add olive oil and sauce peppers for about 10 minutes, or until slightly charred. Add onions and saute for another 5-8 minutes. Next, add garlic and stir well.

Add spices to pot and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring to coat the pepper mixture. Add tomatoes and bay leaf. Simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Place pepper mixture in four ramekins or small cast iron skillets. Make a well for two eggs in each ramekin. Crack eggs into wells. Bake for 4-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

Garnish with green onions, bacon bits and serve with toasted bread for dipping. Enjoy!

Source: Jason Hill /




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