- Food and Cooking
Series: Installment 20
This is part of theBreakfast with Miriam series.
14 in 14 Niche Challenge
Day 14, hub 14....pulling out in the nth hour!
The Ultimate Comfort Food.
For those of you who have been following me, you already know that I am big into the comfort foods. This is a meal that satisfies the cravings for a "real" meal and offers great comfort, as well! Another great thing about this recipe is that you almost always have the ingredients at home and is a great last minute meal. So without further ado, I present Shakshuka (shock shuk ah)
- 1 can diced tomatoes, or real iof you have the time
- 4 eggs
- 1 onion
- 1 sweet green pepper, and/or hot pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 handful cilantro
- heat the oil in the pan.
- chop the onion and pepper and saute them in the pan
- when the onions are transparent, add the tomatoes and seasoning.
- When the sauce is bubbling, crack the eggs and let them start to cook
- when the underside of the eggs are white and cooked, cover the pan, lower the heat and let it simmer until the eggs are over easy.
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Carbohydrates 5 g||2%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
How to Serve Shakshouka
Serve this with some warm french bread or any bread you desire, a salad or two and you have the perfect meal. I like to call this one my "go to" meal. There are many variatons to this that you can make by switching the vegetables and degree of spiciness. Potatoes are another vegetable that is often added. They give Shakshuka a heartiness that truly qualifies it as a "One-Pot Meal." I particularly enjoy one particular variation where I swtch the green peppers for sweet peas. It is best to use frozen or fresh as the canned ones get too soft. Feel free to experiment on your own and please share those ideas here!
Finding Your Niche
I have enjoyed presenting these much loved recipes from Miriam's kitchen and I am so happy that I broke away from my typical writing (at least a little) What I have learned is that I am capable of change! The part about this series that I enjoyed the most was telling you all about the way of life I adopted while living in Israel. I enjoyed feeding you facts about Miriam and the part of her life I had the honor to share, while "feeding" you, virtually, with her delicious recipes! Thank you for sharing in this with me!