I had to share this info. I'm going to make this stuff A LOT from now on.
We had a visit from my friend and his wife, both are chefs. They made 3 varieties of this dish. It was fantastic and ridiculously easy to make. I
don't think even I could screw this up!
It's just basted eggs with vegetables and spices. I think it originated in the Mediterranean region. I'll list the recipe that was my favorite,
along with the others. Everybody liked this dish. A couple people raved about it.
You need eggs, some veggies, some spices, and olive oil or butter. We made breakfast at my sister's house. She's a health-nut, so everything was
organic. Grass-fed butter, organic free-range eggs, etc...
(made 4 servings)
You can approximate the amounts. You don't have to be exact.
Chop up some tomatoes. We used 3 small Roma tomatoes.
Chop up a small onion. We had a red onion. Chop up some bell pepper. We had green and red peppers. We used about 1/4 of each pepper.
You can dice the veggies, or leave the chunks bigger. It's up to you.
Heat up a small amount of butter or olive oil in a skillet. Let it heat up for a few minutes, then add the vegetables. Use low heat and let them
slowly simmer. They simmered the veggies about 10 minutes. Next, they sprinkled on some oregano, black pepper, cumin and cayenne. They then put 4
eggs (unscrambled) over the top, followed by just a tiny bit of water, maybe a tablespoon, and covered the skillet. The steam cooks the eggs.
Again...you really can't screw this up. If you use a bit more water, or even forget the water, it will still be OK. I'm just relatiing how they did
After they put the eggs in, it was done in a couple minutes. The eggs will cook very fast.
The second recipe used some hotter peppers. Poblanos and a small amount of jalapenos. Just before putting in the eggs, they
ladeled in some salsa. Finally, they put in some hunks of cheese. We had Havarti and cheddar.
The third recipe used more tomato, a couple big cloves of garlic, diced, and some mushrooms. It was a lot of garlic, but I love garlic.
You get the idea. There's no limit to the variations.
This is important: My chef friends have some spice mixes that they love. Sprinkle a dash or two into your Shakshuka.
The first is Emeril's Essence. Use it sparingly.
Here's the recipe:
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine it all and mix it up.
Fantastic (and super- easy) garlic pepper recipe:
6 teaspoons garlic powder
3 teaspoons black pepper
3 teaspoons parsely flakes
The Perfect Food!