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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Shakshuka

Happy 69th Birthday Israel!

As we celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut, we love to cook traditional Israeli foods.  One of our all time favorites is Shakshuka.  In Israel, Shakshuka is synonymous with breakfast, but you can enjoy it anytime of day.  It's a delicious, flavorful dish of poached eggs in tomatoes, peppers, onions and spices.

You'll need a deep skillet for this recipe.

Ingredients:


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped plum tomatoes - about 16-20
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 - 6 eggs
  • chopped parsley for garnish






Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and sauté over medium heat until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and pepper and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning and let mixture simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Crack the eggs into the tomato mixture. Cover and simmer for approximately 10 - 15 minutes or until the whites of the eggs are no longer translucent.
  3. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all the deliciousness!

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