Shakshuka

August 2, 2015

On Thursday I was given a bag of tomatoes. They were almost too ripe.

I asked online for some suggestions of what to do with them and shakshuka jumped out at me. I love shakshuka. Its one of my favourite Israeli dishes. And its an all in one pan cook and serve recipe so very little washing up!

Ingredients

  • Oil for frying
  • 1 x onion, diced
  • 1 x red pepper, diced
  • 8 x tomatos, diced
  • Garlic
  • Spices (usually cayenne pepper or something a little spicy)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 x eggs

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan. You can split the ingredients into two smaller pans if you want to serve the shakshuka in personal servings.
  • Throw in the onion and saute until golden.
  • Add the red pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato and garlic and stir until its all mixed together. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to reduce.

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  • Add the spices, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Now the fun part, crack the eggs directly on top of the tomato mixture, making sure they are evenly spaced.

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  • Cover and simmer until the eggs are done to your tastes, less time for runny eggs, more time for hard eggs.
  • Serve directly from the pan with a side of fresh white bread to mop up the sauce.
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I served mine on a plate because it looked pretty šŸ˜‰

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On Fridays at Aarons play school the kids bake or cook treats to eat at snack time. Ā This Friday they made cinnamon toast and I thought I would give it a bash today to eat with our afternoon tea.

Ingredients

  • Slices of bread, I found almost stale bread works best
  • MargarineĀ or butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon

What to do

  • Turn your oven on to 180Ā°C
  • Spray&Cook a baking sheet.
  • Butter each slice of bread quite thickly.

  • Place slices of bread on the baking sheet.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle all over the bread and butter.

  • Place baking sheet into the oven and leave fr about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven once sugar has melted.

  • Enjoy with a cup of tea.