Shortcut Shakshuka

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March 25th 2014By Jamie Geller

The ultimate Israeli one pan breakfast or anytime meal, Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached or baked in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers and onions spiced with cumin, believed to be of Tunisian origin. I use prepared Matbucha (a cooked dish of tomatoes, peppers and garlic) as a super duper shortcut (hey, no knife or cutting board required!) for this favorite. “Beef” up your Shakshuka by adding feta, spinach or sautéed eggplant. Serve with fresh bread and chopped Israeli salad on the side. Fun fact: According to The Book of New Israeli Food: A Culinary Journey by Janna Gur (Schocken 2008), the name Shakshouka is derived from the Hebrew verb leshakshek, "to shake."