Shakshuka

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    3–4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Spirit & Spice

By Ghillie Basan

Published 2019

  • About

In the last few years, this Arab dish has become a regular on trendy breakfast menus in London and Edinburgh, but in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa it is often street food– sold as a snack in train and bus stations – or served as a simple snack in a home. Similar to the Turkish dish menemen (which generally has eggs scrambled through it), shakshuka is usually prepared with sautéed peppers and tomatoes into which eggs are cracked and left to set whole. The word ‘shak’ merely