Until recently, I was woefully ignorant of Shakshuka!
This amazingly delicious dish is a Middle Eastern delight, and is a traditional Israeli breakfast. However, it can be eaten at any meal!
I made this for our Christmas breakfast this year, and based on the rave reviews, I think it's going to be in rotation quite a bit now!
Traditionally Shakshuka doesn't have meat, but I decided to add some sausages to the dish, and it really worked well.
I hope when you try this recipe, that your family enjoys it as much as we did!
Christmas traditions and how they change
In conversation with a friend about family traditions, we talked about how Christmas morning breakfast is one of those for my family, and yours too, I'm sure.
Have you heard of Shakshuka?
- 3 tablespoons grapeseed or extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 sausages – beef, pork, turkey or veggie
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced (your preference)
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
- 2 tsp hot sauce, or to taste
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
- ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 6 large eggs
- Heat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit
- In large skillet, heat oil and cook sausages. Remove from pan and slice
- In same skillet, add diced onions and cook until tender (approximately 15 minutes)
- Add garlic and cook another 1 – 2 minutes
- Add cumin, sweet paprika, cayenne and hot sauce and cook for another minute.
- Return sausages back to mixture in pan.
- Pour in tomatoes, and season with pinch of salt and two turns of pepper mill.
- Simmer until tomatoes have thickened, approximately 10 minutes.
- Add crumbled feta and stir in.
- Gently crack 6 eggs over the tomato mixture.
- Season eggs with salt and pepper
- Place skillet into preheated oven and bake until whites are cooked and egg yolks are set
- Serve with a sprinkle of your favourite hot sauce!
- Serve and enjoy!