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Shakshuka Recipe

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!

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 timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

20 min

30 min

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.

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!

Comments

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on June 03, 2013:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on June 03, 2013:

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

Sweet picture.

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on December 07, 2012:

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!

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on December 07, 2012:

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!

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on December 07, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on December 07, 2012:

Thank you, Audrey! It is yummy! Enjoy!

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on December 07, 2012:

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

lovedoctor926 on December 07, 2012:

wow! this looks good for dinner. voting up!

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on December 07, 2012:

Wow this looks and sounds so good.

Audrey Howitt from California on December 07, 2012:

Oh wow! My mouth was watering just reading this!

carol stanley from Arizona on December 07, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on December 03, 2012:

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!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on December 03, 2012:

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.

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 11, 2012:

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!~

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 11, 2012:

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!

kitkat1141 from Ontario, Canada on November 11, 2012:

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

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on November 11, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 11, 2012:

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!

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 11, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 11, 2012:

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!

Karen Silverman on November 11, 2012:

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!)

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on November 11, 2012:

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.

NISARG MEHTA from SURAT, Gujarat, India on November 11, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 10, 2012:

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!

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 10, 2012:

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)!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on November 10, 2012:

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!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on November 10, 2012:

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. :)

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 09, 2012:

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!

moonlake from America on November 09, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 08, 2012:

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

b. Malin on November 08, 2012:

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.

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 08, 2012:

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

Eiddwen from Wales on November 08, 2012:

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

Eddy.

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 05, 2012:

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

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on November 05, 2012:

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

Randi Benlulu (author) from Mesa, AZ on November 05, 2012:

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!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 05, 2012:

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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