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Shakshuka Recipe

Updated on June 27, 2015

Series: Installment 20

This is part of theBreakfast with Miriam series.

One pan meal...think of it as an Israeli Skillet!
One pan meal...think of it as an Israeli Skillet!
5 stars from 1 rating of Shakshuka

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)

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. heat the oil in the pan.
  2. chop the onion and pepper and saute them in the pan
  3. when the onions are transparent, add the tomatoes and seasoning.
  4. When the sauce is bubbling, crack the eggs and let them start to cook
  5. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 79
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Carbohydrates 5 g2%
Protein 5 g10%
* 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!

B'tayavon!

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!

One last surprise

This is Miriam with her youngest great grandchild, for now anyway, several more on their way!
This is Miriam with her youngest great grandchild, for now anyway, several more on their way! | Source

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One of my favorite sayings, although it's a bit more slang the way I learned it..."if it ain't broke don't fix it." Many of the "old ways" are still the best ways. Loved this series; well done Randi!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Bill! I enjoyed doing it. That being said, while I love cooking, I am not a recipe follower. I learned her recipes by standing in the kitchen and cooking, no recipe cards, etc. I found the "writing" of the recipe to be a "task", therefore, you probably won't see a lot more recipes! You will, however probably hear a lot more about her and her rich history! Thank you so much for following this series through with me!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Aww... what an ending. It kind of overpowers the recipe, So charming and I thank you very much for it.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      You are very welcome, Martin! I thought it was about time to bring Miriam into the picture (pun intended!) Thank you so much!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes another for that recipe book of mine. Keep them coming.

      Eddy.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Eddy. I will definitely send some thru every now and then! I hope you enjoy it!

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      Hi btrbell,

      I do, I do, have all these Ingredients in the HOUSE...And so I'm going to try you Recipe, I too LOVE Comfort Food. Thanks for sharing.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. This is really yummy. I hope you enjoy it!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Looks good I will pin it where I keep my recipes. Voted up.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much, moonlake! This was actually installment 20 of a series but I was unable to get that into the title! So nice to see you here and I appreciate the votes!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow...it looks super easy. I LOVED the photo of Miriam with her great grandchild, too cool! I rated it up/U/A and an 'amen' that you made teh 14 niche hubs. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This recipe is a keeper! The great photo did it for me. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing the photo of Miriam with that adorable grandchild. Big votes and sharing!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Denise...thank you, thank you! I figured it was time to let you all see what a beautiful woman Miriam is! the recipe is super easy and super yummy! I appreciate all your suppoert during the 14! And I wish you continued lluck on what are already proving to be quality hubs in your challenge(s)!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Vocalcoach, thank you so much for stopping by! It is a great recipe and I hope you enjoy it! So glad you liked the photo. I have been keeping her a bit of a secret for 19 hubs! I bet people didn't believe there really was a Miriam! Thank you for the votes and share!

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      NISARG MEHTA 4 years ago from SURAT, Gujarat, India

      Don't have an option to select but its Yuuuuuuuummmmmmmmyyyyyy!!!!! [Smiles]

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This sounds really good and as you promised comfort food. I am a bit confused though. In the ingredient list you have:

      1 can diced tomatoes, or real iof you have the time

      4 cuts

      1 onion

      Do you mean eggs when you wrote cuts?

      Thanks, HB.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Wow, Randi - you DID it, girl! Congratulations on your commitment to the series AND to the high quality of each and every entry!

      Mmmmm....i want Israeli skillet for brekky....

      You ought to be proud, dear..

      I'm proud of you!

      lol

      (I really think we need a 'Delicious' button!)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Oh my goodness, HB...thank you and I am sorry. I am so glad you found the error. Consider it corrected. I hope you check out the recipe and thanks for stopping by!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you for visiting, nisargmehta and your kind comments! I hope you enjoy it!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, thank you, Leslie! Taking a virtual bow! It really was an interesting experiment for me to write recipes! Now...that's done...on to the next challenge! Do try this one. It is yummy and thank you for being one of my staunch supporters! Todah Rabah!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Oh thank you. I am vegan but fall off the wagon once or twice a year and go to the vegetarian side. Next time, I shall make this egg dish. Yum

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      kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I clicked on this hub because I love anything in a cast iron skillet. My kids love eggs, and I think this will go over well with them. Looks healthy too! Thanks

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      It's really good and you can vary it any way you like! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the follow! I look forward to reading your hubs!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hi Hyphenbird! Thank you for stopping by! You could easily make this with beans, also. I have never been a vegan but have leaned towards vegetarianism throughout the years. I usually substitute meat for different kinds of legumes. Enjoy!~

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This does sound like a great go-to meal. I also enjoy comfort foods and usually have these ingredients around the house. I look forward to trying it and checking out more of your recipes.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      We actually made this last night, vespawoolf! I added a package of frozen peas ands a little french bread. It was great! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for checking it out!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      This sounds delicious and I love these recipes as they all seem really healthful. thanks for sharing all. Voting UP and sharing also.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Oh wow! My mouth was watering just reading this!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow this looks and sounds so good.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      wow! this looks good for dinner. voting up!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you for stopping by, Carol! It is an easy, quick recipe. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for the votes and share!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Audrey! It is yummy! Enjoy!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Audrey, thank you for reading and commenting! I hope you enjoy this!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hey Susan! It really is good and easy! We just made it the other day! I added some froezen peas and it was a one pot meal!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Lovedoctor, If you had it for dinner, I hope you enjoyed it! if you didn't, try it soon! Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I sure will have to try this. Sounds perfect for summer and fresh tomatoes. Thank you!

      Sweet picture.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Jackie! it is yummy! That's my mother-in-law with my great niece!

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