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Algerian Shakshouka

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Shakshuka, is a dish with origins in Algeria and Tunisia. It has similarities to a couple of other dishes around the world, like in mexican cuisine Heuvos Rancheros. The word Shakshuka means mixed up, so is the dish with so many blends of flavors and textures, surely something out of the blue to rock your meal.
Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Bell peppers 2 , chopped (Red or green)
  Tomatoes 8 , seeded and chopped
  Diced tomatoes 2 Can (20 oz), strained
  Paprika 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Zaatar 1 Teaspoon (Packaged)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add oil and heat, add onion and saute until lightly browned.
2. Add garlic and bell peppers, and sauté for a couple of minutes more.
3. Add fresh and canned tomatoes, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper and sugar, stir well.

FINALISING
5. Gently crack eggs into pan, taking care not to break yolks.
6. Simmer until whites solidify but yolks remain slightly runny, about 8 minutes, or as per personal preference.
7. Sprinkle with za'atar to taste.

SERVING
8. Serve with warm pita bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Juicy
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Story
During my chef days, I came across this recipe of Shakshuka, which to my ears itself was new and weird. Anyhow, the recipe seemed interesting, except the presentation. The good part I came to know about the shakshuka is that it does not need plating!! It is eaten from the pan in which it is cooked, although in restaurants we worked out a way to plate this dish, but personally I love to have it directly from the pan, quite messy, isn't it? but its great, take my word on that.
Subtitle: 
Shakshouka

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