Shakshuka Recipe

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Shakshuka Recipe

Bring the taste of Africa to your homw with this versatile, quick, and easy Shakshuka recipe. Enjoy Shakshuka as a breakfast or a brunch. Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern and North African dish that dates back many years in an empire that lasted 600 years, called the Ottoman Empire, and only came to an end in 1922. Now called the Turkish Republic.

The dish's name, shakshuka, essentially means, all mixed up, and that is what it essentially is. When immigration to Israel from North African countries was in its prime, the immigrants suffered financial hardships and this hearty and affordable dish, containing eggs, vegetables and bread became a household favourite.

You'll find Shakshuka in Libya and Tunisia, and it's become a staple dish in Israel. And now, thanks to this Shakshuka recipe, you will find it in many homes around the world. You can this recipe by flavouring the simple tomato sauce with whatever you have available in stock - curry powder, pesto or fresh herbs.

We are happy to bring the taste of Africa, and a little of its history to your home and believe you will enjoy this Shakshuka recipe. Please let us know what you think of this recipe if you have tried it. You can also take a snapshot and tag us on Instagram @cookingcatdotcom

Thank you and happy cooking.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 318
Carbs: 19g
Fat: 19g
Protein: 18g

Cooking Times

5 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 5 Minutes
15 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
20 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes




  1. In a frying pan with a lid, heat the olive oil and fry the onions, chilli, garlic and coriander until soft
  2. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and caster sugar, then simmer for 10 mins until the sauce thickens
  3. Using a wooden spoon make for dips in the top of the sauce, then crack an egg into each dip
  4. Place the lid on the frying pan and cook over low heat for five to eight minutes, until the eggs are done to your liking
  5. Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve with crusty pita bread.

Current Rating


4.29 from 7


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Nancy Sullivan
I cannot believe I found this Shakshuka recipe. It has been many years since our visit to Tunesia. There are so many variations of this recipe, but this one looks like the real deal. Thanks for brining back good memories. 5.00

Drew Shirmland
We have weekly cooking themes in our home and this week is Africa week. I will use this recipe to impress my friends. Why not have Shakshuka as a dinner? Thanks for sharing. 5.00

Dirk Loggener
I am a huge fan of @thecookingcatdotcom on Instagram. I was hooked after seeing this Shakshuka recipe. Thanks again for another quality recipe. Now I know how to make Shakshuka and pretend I am in Africa. 5.00

Lizelle Harmse
This is the first I have heard of Shakshuka. I saw the post on Instagram and it appealed to me, for some reason. Tried it and it is delicious. Thanks. 5.00

Henry Tither
This is a great recipe. I love the eggs soft and runny. Tastes good. 5.00

Cyril Newman
We love African food and this is one of the best African recipes I know. Love your explanation of the history of this Shakshuka recipe. 5.00

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