Homemade Shakshuka – Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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Shakshuka or Schakschuka is a specialty of North African and Israeli cuisine. The dish consists of eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, which can be prepared either with fresh or canned tomatoes.

In today’s post, I’ll show you a recipe for shakshuka with fresh tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers, onions & garlic. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Homemade Shakshuka – Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Vegetarian Recipes, Israeli Cuisine, Recipes with Tomatoes, Breakfast Recipes
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Homemade Shakshuka - Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Homemade Shakshuka – Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients for about 4 servings:

…for meatballs:

  • 1 kilogram fresh tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper & 1 red hot pepper
  • 1 onion & 2 – 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • A teaspoon each of sweet paprika powder, hot paprika powder, cumin & ground coriander
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt, sugar & pepper
  • Parsley or cilantro for garnish

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large pan with lid


…preparations for tomato sauce:

Peel onion & garlic & chop finely. Deseed pepper & cut into small cubes. Cut the hot pepper into thin strips (possibly deseed also before). Roughly dice the tomatoes.

Preparation for Tomato Sauce

Preparation for Tomato Sauce

Heat up a large pan adding a dash of oil, add the onions, peppers and garlic to the pan and sweat for 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Next, add 1 teaspoon each of sweet and hot paprika powder, cumin & ground coriander, stir in well and allow the spices to roast briefly. Then add the tomatoes & cook gently until softens for about 15 – 20 minutes over low to medium heat while stirring from time to time. Afterwards season with salt, sugar & pepper to taste.

Poaching Eggs

Poaching Eggs

…for shakshuka:

Use a spoon or spatula to slightly move the tomato sauce to the side in four places, so that small wells are formed, then crack in 4 eggs to fill the wells.

Cover the pan with a lid and allow the eggs to poach in the tomato sauce for about 5 minutes over a low heat. Garnish the finished shakshuka with finely chopped parsley or cilantro and serve along with bread. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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