Shakshuka is a Tunisian dish made up of poached eggs in a spiced tomato sauce. The best thing about this quick and easy recipe is that it can all be cooked in one pan for a delicious mid-week pick-me-up. Half of the cooking process is popping a lid on it and letting it simmer, so this is really the dish for you if you fancy kicking your feet up and letting the hob do the work.
Most of us have poached an egg before, but not usually directly in a thick tomato sauce. The heat from the bubbling goodness of this dish is enough to cook an egg all the way through, and leave it sitting in the centre of the pot without breaking apart. Then you can top it off with your favourite cheese and watch the yolk leak out when you tuck in.
Although this is an African recipe, you can switch up the cuisine by choosing how to season the tomato base. For example, if you decided to sprinkle in a heft helping of fresh basil and diced garlic, it would soon take some far more Mediterranean flavours. Once you nail the concept behind this dish, you can serve it up time and time again in different ways depending what mood you’re in, and what your cupboards allow. That’s why we think it should be on everyone’s menu at least once.
With that said, let’s see how That One Flavour goes about cooking up this fantastic meal!