Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shakshouka شكشوكة

  • 3 sweets peppers (I like mixing the 3 colours: green, red, and yellow)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes or 4 big fresh tomatoes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 eggs


  1. Chop the vegetables into fine strips
  2. heat olive oil in a heavy bottom pan and fry the vegetables over low heat for about 15 to 20 min (lid on)
  3. When vegetables have softened, add tomatoes, garlic, salt and spices
  4. Cook for another 15 min and checking that mixture is not sticking to the bottom of the pan (lid on)
  5. It is ready when the sauce has reduced and the taste is concentrated. Check seasoning, then it is your choice to enjoy it as it is or to crack the eggs and let it cook for another 5 to 10 minutes (mix the eggs in if you want the scrambeled)