The Full Scoop on Shakshuka: North-African Poached Eggs
If you’re looking for a fresh, flavorful dish to add to your repertoire of recipes, look no further. Shakshuka is a traditional North African dish that has gained popularity in recent years. Learn why it’s become so popular and how to create the perfect shakshuka dish.
3pcsRoma tomatoespeeled then sliced into tiny pieces plus juices
1tspChili powder smoked
1/3cupwhite wine or vegetable stock
4pcsgarlic clovescoarsely chopped
pinchWhite PepperFreshly ground
handfulcilantro and parsely, or a mixchopped
Begin with the cooking part, grab a skillet and heat some olive oil over medium heat. Keep stirring till the onions soften, for about 5-6 minutes.
Add garlic and keep on stirring. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, till the garlic becomes tender and fragrant. Garlic has always been the main ingredient in all aromatic dishes. What can I say? It tastes so good and we always crave more!
Now you can add the sliced peppers and reduce the heat to low-medium flame. Simmer the mix well and wait for the peppers to cook until they are softened and visibly charred. It will take nearly 5-7 minutes.
Combine all of the spices, sugar, and salt and stir them. Then add paprika and cumin for the perfect seasoning.
Add the tomatoes and vegetable stock (or white wine) right away and mix them well. Reduce the flame to low for about 10 minutes to let the sauce reduce to get that rich and creamy consistency as per your liking.
Now, use a large spoon to form a well near the skillet's edge and crack the egg into it. Pour a small amount of sauce over the egg white's borders to partially submerge and confine it. Do it in such a way leaving the yolk exposed. Do it with all the remaining eggs. Season eggs with a pinch of salt, ground pepper, and chilli flakes and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or till the whites are barely set and the yolks are still runny.
Remove from the skillet and sprinkle with parsely or coriander for the garnishing.
Your delicious Shakshuka is ready to be served. You can pair it with the crusty butter toasted bread, and enjoy the lip-smacking meal.