We could quibble over its much-debated origins, however, we think it's much better to put our energy into making and of course, enjoying it.
Shakshouka is a dish of eggs poached in a full-flavoured sauce of tomatoes, chilli peppers, and onions. It's probably most frequently served up as a hearty weekend breakfast but up the quantities and it'll also an excellent raki table dish.
Fry the potatoes, eggplants, peppers and zucchinis in a frying pan.
Meanwhile in a separate pan, fry the minced garlic, adding the diced tomatoes when it starts to golden.
Cook for 5 minutes then add the cumin and the juice from one lemon and a cup of water.
Continue cooking on medium heat for 10 minutes, until the sauce is thick.
Spread the sauce the cooked vegetables and serve.
For that extra kick, add a pinch of hot pepper just before serving
Shakshouka's so versatile it can be enjoyed straight out of the oven or made prior and served cold.
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