Israeli shakshuka: recipe


2018-03-18 09:06:09




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Israeli cuisine — it's an amazing mixture of European and Oriental motifs. From Mediterranean gastronomy, she got an abundance of vegetables, fruits, herbs, olive oil and fish. From the East came in the spices and sweetness. When you put it all together, you get an amazing mix. One of the most traditional dishes is the Israeli shakshuka, a recipe of which knows the promised land, and old and young. Simple ingredients and quick cooking – the key to a great Breakfast!

What is shakshouka?

Shakshouka: a recipe.

Interesting name in Russian interpretiruya different, often – scrambled eggs with tomatoes. Agree, doesn't sound so intriguing, and the truth does not quite match. Indeed, tomatoes and eggs – this is the basis of meals, but this is not all. This simple food is a subject of national pride of the Israelites. Eggs shakshuka, a recipe of which its history goes deep into the century, came to Israel from Northern Africa, namely Tunisia, and is characterized by spicy and pungent flavor. In the traditional version – a hearty Breakfast, but you can cook a dish for lunch or dinner. The basis of shakshuka (without added egg) is called matbucha and is itself a separate element.

Ingredients meals can be very different depending on the region of the country, district and even individual families can offer you your own recipe. Shakshouka, step-by-step recipe which is very simple, is really a great dish. Therefore, we will focus on the fundamentals of cooking a nourishing Breakfast-sauce matbucha, and also offer you three options shakshuka.


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What you'll need for the Moroccan sauce?

Shakshouka recipe on Israel.

Matbucha have to taste absolutely everything, the only question is, how much will it add to the main dish. It's enough spicy sauce to make it less spicy does not make sense, it loses its charm and essence. To cook it, you'll need:

  • Tomatoes – 500 g;
  • Onion (large) - 3 PCs.
  • Bulgarian red pepper (large) - 2 PCs.
  • Red and green hot pepper-1/2 pod;
  • Garlic – 2 large cloves;
  • Ground sweet paprika-2 tsp;
  • Coriander-1 tsp.;
  • Ground Jeera-1 tsp;
  • Olive oil – 100ml

Based On exactly what the sauce is cooked shakshouka. The recipe and the stages of preparation of elementary simple. After reviewing them one day in the future you will be able to prepare a quick and hearty Breakfast.


Take a cauldron with a thick bottom and heat it in olive oil. Then send roughly chopped onions and ground sweet paprika. From this he acquires a beautiful shade. Next add all the remaining ingredients: chili red and green peppers, cut into rings with seeds (if you want to lower the degree of sharpness, remove them), chopped garlic, diced sweet peppers and tomatoes. Vegetable mixture simmer on medium heat until soft for another twenty minutes, then add spices and salt to taste. At a time when there were no blenders and mixers, Moroccans prepared matbucha for 5 hours. Vegetables during this time turned into a homogeneous flavored mass. Now it is quite enough three hours of simmering on low heat and subsequent grinding of the miracle appliances.

scrambled Eggs shakshouka: a recipe.

The Sauce is primarily used for cooking shakshuka, but you can try it in other combinations, to diversity of the daily menu.

Shakshouka: a recipe "Israel"

As already mentioned, the basis of the dish is the sauce, which recipe and technology of preparation given above. It is clear that for a regular family Breakfast, this volume will be too much. Therefore reduce the number of ingredients several times. For a large portion enough for one large tomato and half an onion.

Shakshouka: a recipe.

The cooking Steps remain the same, but significantly reduced the time to put enough vegetables for 10-15 minutes. Then just spread the mixture with a spatula, making a kind of pit, and break their eggs. Close the pan with a lid and cook for a further 5-8 minutes on a slow fire. Before serving sprinkle all your favorite herbs, such as cilantro, dill, and you have shakshuka. The recipe is the easiest. Optionally, you can add your own ingredients. Be sure to serve it with fresh bread, crispy baguette or pita bread (like at home).

Recipe shakshouka. Step-by-step recipe.

A Basic knowledge is certainly necessary, but sometimes why not experiment? That offer chef. To your attention the recipe by using Shug and Bharata. But first, let's find out what kind of exotic components.

Prepare Shug and Bharat

A traditional Israeli blend of spices in our country is difficult to find, so it will be nice to cook them on their own. Shug – this is another sauce originally from Yemen, it is based on a hot pepper. Baarat – it is a mixture of herbs and spices. So, to cook Shug, dip in the bowl of a blender green chili peppers (3 pieces), 4 large garlic cloves 1 tsp of salt, and then blend everything until smooth. This mixture to get not one shakshouka recipe requires the addition of only 1.5 tsp of the Rest of the sauce can be stored for weeks in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar.

For Bharata you will need one teaspoon of cinnamon, cardamom, Bay leaf, cloves and black pepper. Carefully RUB the dry mixture in a mortar and store in the refrigerator.

The shakshuka Recipe from the chef

Shakshouka recipe.

So a hearty Breakfast is cooked and served in a large pan. The recipe ingredients are based on 3 servings.

  • Eggs-6 PCs.
  • Tomatoes-400 g;
  • Onions (diced) - 100 grams;
  • Tomato paste-2 tbsp;
  • Bharat – 0.5 teaspoon;
  • Shug – 0,75 tsp;
  • Parsley-to taste.

In the deep cold pan put diced tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, add Shug and baarat. A mixture of slightly stir and put on fire. After starts boiling, add the tomato paste. Pre-dissolve it in 0.5 cups of water. Allow the mixture again to boil and then simmer until the liquid has evaporated twice, the result you should get thick viscous mass.

Next, make the resulting sauce to deepen and break their eggs after whites lightly grab, cover, and cook for another 10 minutes. The finished dish and generously sprinkle with herbs and black pepper, serve with hummus and fresh cucumber salad.

Shakshuka, a recipe which offers the chef, it turns out more intense spicy flavor than the traditional. It should be noted that the spices – it's all a matter of taste, so feel free to experiment.

Shakshuka with eggplant

This variant of the traditional recipe can be used not only as Breakfast, but also a full lunch or dinner. For its preparation you will need:

  • Eggs-3-4 PCs.
  • Tomatoes – 300 g;
  • Onion (large) - 1 PCs.
  • Bulgarian red pepper (large) - 1 PCs.
  • Eggplant-300 g;
  • Red and green hot pepper-1/4 pod;
  • Garlic – 2 large cloves;
  • Ground sweet paprika-2 tsp;
  • Coriander-1 tsp.;
  • Ground Jeera (cumin) - 1 tsp.;
  • Olive oil – 4 tbsp

Israeli shakshuka recipe.

Preheat a frying pan vegetable oil (olive) and fry until Golden brown onion and garlic, sprinkled with ground sweet paprika. Then add the shredded eggplant, bell pepper cubes and cook the vegetables on low heat until soft. Next, add the tomatoes and spices, simmer the mixture on low heat for another 20 minutes. The following process steps are the same. Make a small "pit" and break their eggs, bring to readiness under the cover for 8-10 minutes.

In conclusion, we should say that shakshuka, a recipe and ingredients with the possibility of many variations which we have proposed, will surprise all those who are tired of the usual scrambled eggs or omelette for Breakfast.


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