Thursday, September 4, 2014

#TBT Shakshuka Revisited

Shakshuka was always my go-to college recipe--back when I wouldn't have been judged too harshly for the "Ramen & Mac" diet... No matter what, I always had the basic ingredients on hand: eggs, tomatoes of some sort (sometimes fresh, sometimes canned), spices. If you're going bare bones, that's really all you need. It's cheap, filling, and oh-so-tasty. It tasted complex and slightly complicated, impressive to friends, but oh-so-simple.

Today's post is actually an update of a recipe I posted three years ago. THIS is what it used to look like:


Eek. That looks anything but appetizing.


There, that's better.

Now it looks like something you'd eat, right? And you should. Cheap, tasty, dare I say HEALTHY?

Go for it.


Shakshuka

  • 1 onion, cut into strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced or grated
  • 4 small tomatoes, diced (or one large jar of diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

-Over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onions and spices and cook until just soft. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook a few more minutes.

-Add the rest of the veggies and cook until soft. Stir until well combined with the spices.

-Crack eggs over the top of the pan and remove from heat. Cover and let sit until eggs are at desired consistency. Serve with fresh parsley.

11 comments:

  1. ummm, that looks AWESOME! love it. (and what a fun #tbt)

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  2. What a delicious recipe! And boy has it come a long way - I hate looking at my old posts, haha.

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    1. Me too! I'm in a recipe roundup group and so often they request a recipe that I have, but I when I share the link I'm like "I PROMISE this tastes better than it looks!"

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  3. haha oh man, I cringe looking at some of my old photos! So not appetizing!!

    This looks delicious - eggs and tomatoes is always a great thing!

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  4. This looks sooo good! I think I'll make it for brunch on Sunday :)

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  5. I love shakshuka! I haven't made it in ages but your post (and photos!) have me craving it in the worst way. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  6. That looks delicious! I've never heard of shakshuka, but I love everything going on in there + we're a little obsessed with eggs lately. I feel like every day of my life is a throwback to the terrible photography on my blog. We're still far from perfect, but we both cringe when I happen to look up an old recipe. The worst part is that Josh knew better the WHOLE TIME and just let me be terrible at it. Men.

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  7. Heh. Nothing like looking at your own old photos as a cringe inducing moment, huh?
    And yep... it looks delicious now.

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  8. This looks amazing. I've been wanting to make shakshuka! I'm going to try this next week!

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