Shakshuka Sunday

Shakshuka! Fun to say, easy to make and delicious to eat. When we told friends and family that we were going to make this meal, we got a lot of blank stares. They had never heard of this dish and didn’t know what they were missing! Shakshuka is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine and essentially means “mixed up.” The dish was introduced to Israel by immigrants from North Africa and has become a household favorite because of its heartiness and simplicity. Not to mention how easy it is to make! There are a variety of ways to prepare shakshuka. We used eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, feta cheese, garlic, onions and some essential seasonings. Shakshuka is served in an iron skillet and enjoyed with slices of bread; making it the perfect healthy meal to have all to yourself or to share with friends and family. It’s a great dish to serve at brunch with friends or have a little “breakfast” at dinner. Give it a try, we think this dish will become a staple of yours too!

Nutritional Breakdown (Approximate):
Feeds 4 people
Per person (not including baguette)- Calories: 160, Carbs: 8g, Fats: 0.75g, Proteins: 9g

Ingredients:
1 tbsp ghee or olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes with juices
4 eggs
1 bell pepper (diced)
3 tbsp fat free feta cheese
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/2 onion (diced)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Trader Joe’s Habanero Hot Sauce
Baguette

Recipe:
1) Heat cast iron skillet to warm and add ghee or olive oil
2) Add onions, garlic, bell peppers
3) Add cumin, paprika, tomatoes and let simmer for about 15 minutes
4) Preheat oven to 375F
5) Add habanero sauce, salt, and pepper to taste
6) Stir in feta cheese and crack eggs on top
7) Place skillet in oven and bake for 10 minutes
8) Enjoy with baguettes!

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