Shaksheta

Updated: Jun 14, 2020

Our take on the classic Shakshuka - with the addition of feta - what's not to love!

Shakshuka has been a long standing item on our top tasty brunch list. It's a Middle Eastern and North African dish, with a tomato base and it's easy to make. The perfect share plate for a lazy Sunday brunch with friends or enjoy a larger portion all to yourself.

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 large onion - thinly sliced

1 large red pepper - thinly sliced

3 garlic cloves - thinly chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon sweet paprika Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 x 400g tins of plum tomatoes Salt & pepper to flavour 150g feta cheese - crumbled 6 large eggs Chopped coriander - for serving Hot chilli sauce - for serving Fresh crusty bread - for dipping Seven Step Method: 1. Heat oven to 190° degrees Celsius. 2. Heat oil in frying pan, add onion, pepper, garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat. 3. Add cumin, paprika, cayenne and cook for 1 minute. 4. Pour in tomatoes, season and simmer for 10 minutes. 5. Stir in feta, crack eggs into the dish and transer to the oven. 6. Bake for 7-10 minutes. 7. Remove and garnish with some chopped coriander, hot chilli sauce and crusty fresh bread for dipping. Tip: we love to drizzle some sriracha sauce - for those of you culinary experts you can even make your own; try this recipe and be prepared for some spiciness!


Remember: tomatoes have a high water content and can be very hot when fresh out of the oven, so be careful with that first bite and make sure your Shaksheta has cooled before you dig in. Get Creative: Shakshuka is one of those dishes where you can try different ingredients to suit your taste. If you are a meat lover, chorizo is the perfect addition. If you are a cheese lover than halloumi is a tasty substitute for the feta - even more fun, you get to call it Shakshoumi instead of Shaksheta ;)! Most importantly, enjoy this delicious dish - we bet it will become a staple meal on your brunch list going forward too. Love The Serenity Club x

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