How to make Shakshuka - Best Shakshuka Recipe

May 28, 2016

If you want to make a real Israeli Shakshuka, then this is what you do:

(This recipe for 3-5 people)


You will need:

 2 mid sized Onions – diced

1 big red pepper - diced

4-8 cloves of Garlic (as many as you want, you can never have too much Garlic)

1 can of Tomato sauce

2 Spoons of Olive oil

4-9 Eggs (the calculation is about an egg – egg and a half per person)

Fresh Parsley

Paprika (sweet or spicy – depends on your preference),


Salt and black pepper



You start with warming up a bit of Olive oil in a pan on the stove.

Don’t leave the oil in the pan for too long as it is not that healthy for the olive oil. (If you wish to make a healthier Shakshuka, then you can use coconut oil - Less Israeli but more healthy)

You add the diced onions and let them golden.

Once the onions are golden (not burnt) you can add the red pepper (also diced) and stir it for about 5 minutes on a medium flame.


Then you add the canned tomato sauce. (If you wish to make it healthier, you can make sauce out of real fresh tomatoes but that will take longer of course as you need to reduce the sauces to make it is more of a paste and less watery…)


You can also always make a mix of the two – a can of tomato and a few fresh tomatoes as well.

 Then you add the Garlic and cover the pan for about 15 minutes. Leave it on a low – medium flame and stair it every few minutes.

Once you had enough with waiting, you add the salt, black pepper, Oregano and any other spice you feel like… and stir it. Then you add the eggs in. (It is recommended you first brake the egg into a separate glass so that if you encounter a bad egg – you do not need to start all over again from the beginning.

You can add a bit salt and Spicy Paprika on the eggs in the pan and put the lid back on for a few more minutes.

After about 7-10 minutes, you will be able to see the eggs turned white over the red sauce. Make sure the eggs are not runny and take it off the fire.

Shakshuka is always served in the pan it was made in. Do not try to move it to a different bowl.

 Just sprinkle Parsley and cut some fresh bread to have on the side.





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