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what is shakshuka?

That’s right, things are getting fancy & cultural up at Delish Thoughts. I was just browsing through recipes online when I randomly saw a photo of eggs cooked in tomato sauce. I became curious and learned that it is a Middle Eastern dish called shakshuka. It’s basically eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, bell peppers & spices. It’s really easy to make.. I can give you 3 words to describe the process: chop, stir & poach. One issue I had was that I thought I had cayenne pepper but didn’t and it is definitely needed for this dish.. overall still good but it needed a kick. Serve with some toasted bread to dip into the sauce. mixture of chopped onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, minced garlic & tomato paste crack eggs directly on top of the sauce make sure you cover with a lid to let the eggs cook ta-dah! shakshuka! recipe courtesy of http://theshiksa.com/2010/07/28/summer-2010-travel-blog-shakshuka/ Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 30 – 40 Minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium brown or …