{Recipe} Shakshuka

I've been hooked on Shakshuka ever since i tried it at Symmetry a year ago! I remember it was a little spicy for me haha so finally made my own :)

Cooking Shakshuka is really simple, there's really no fixed recipe and I just threw in whatever ingredients I want! Then add in fresh tomato puree, eggs and cheese and tadah, a hearty, comforting breakfast is born :)

 So glad my family loved it and it feels nice to see everyone digging into it eagerly and this was gone in... 3 minutes? Hahahaha

Best paired with buttered toast! :)

The first time, I added lean ground beef, mushrooms, crumbled feta, the laughing cow cheese wedges and shredded mozzarell to a spiced chunky tomato stew topped with soft eggs.  

Do you know? Hard-boiling yolks will result in the loss on Lecithin which is said to be good for the brain! So... eat runny yolks! Hehehehe

The second time I made it for the boyfriend!! Been wanting to make this for him to try because I love this dish and I'm sure he will too :) With speculoos granola yogurt cups at the side for dessert ^^ Love mornings like this <3

He wanted something healthy so.....  tomatoes, caramelized onions, spinach, mushrooms, chicken breast & laughing cow cheese :)

Mine is probably not the authentic shakshuka with all the additional ingredients hahaha oh well!

In real life I don't really measure my ingredients hahaha just purely estimation! The recipe below is a rough guide but feel free to use any amount and add whatever ingredients you desire :)



1/4 white/red onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 small can of tomato pasta sauce/canned tomato puree/fresh tomato puree
Sliced cherry tomatoes
Chopped mushrooms
Meat (ground beef/pork/chicken breast)
Baby spinach
Cheese (cheddar/mozz/laughing cow/feta)
Salt, Pepper, Paprika

3 eggs
Handful of chopped spring onions/parsley


1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on a a medium sized skillet (preferably one with a lid) over medium heat and sweat the onions and garlic. Saute until soft and translucent. (Or caramelized them!)

2. Add in your meat, mushrooms and whatever ingredients you want and stir fry till 3/4 cooked.

3. Turn heat to medium low and add in the tomato puree and sliced cherry tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir well to mix the ingredients and cover the skillet with a lid until simmering.

4. Add in a handful of baby spinach and shredded cheese and stir it in.

5. Using your spatula/wooden spoon, make small "wells" in the tomato sauce and crack eggs directly into it. Then cover the skillet with a lid while the eggs poach. This would take around 5-8 minutes.

6. Scatter chunks of laughing cow/feta cheese on top before serving.

Enjoy!! :)



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