Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern egg dish baked in spicy tomato sauce, chilly peppers and onions. There are so many recipes of shakshuka, that I decided to combine some recipes that I found online and add my favorite spices, as well as my favorite cheese Feta.
I first tried shakshuka dish in France many years ago, I remember that it reminded me of Azerbaijani traditional dish "pomidor cigirtmasi" which is very popular dish that we eat for breakfast back home.
I get super excited when I see Shakshuka in the menu of restaurants in Los Angeles, because it is not very popular in US and not many people are familiar with exotic name and delicious flavor of this dish.
This is my first time making it at home, it turned out absolutely delicious and beautiful! it is very easy to make, most of us have all the ingredients in the fridge and it never fails to impress someone with Middle Eastern flavors. In this recipe I used Mina Harissa sauce. That was my first time cooking with it and I loved it. They only use simple and all natural ingredients, it is a great way to spice up your food and increase the flavor. Definitely check them out.
For this recipe that serves 2 people, you will need:
2 tsp of olive oil
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 clove of garlic, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
5 ounces of crumble feta cheese
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium. Add olive oil and diced onions. Saute the onion, until softened. Add diced garlic. Cook together for 6 minutes. Add chopped peppers. Saute for 5-7 minutes, until softened. Add harissa sauce, mix well till blended, add all the spices, stir well. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 6 minutes. Stir in crumbled feta. Gently crack eggs into the skillet over tomato sauce. Then bake it in the oven, until eggs are done, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Easy and delicious, voila!