Shakshuka (شَكْشُوكَةٌ) is a staple of Arab and Israeli cuisines and can be found at most coffee shops and restaurants around the country.
The dish is not native to Israel, it was brought here by the Jewish immigrants from North Africa. But, in part, due to the Tunisian, Algerian, and Moroccan Jewish communities here, it has become a staple dish.
Shakshuka is typically served in a cast iron pan.
It consists of spiced stewed tomatoes topped with poached eggs. And although simple, the herbs give it a delicious kick of flavour.
I consider Shakshuka as a kind of comfort food. Every bite warms up your soul and makes your stomach happy. Add an Israeli Salad and a set of side dishes, and your meal couldn’t get any better!
As one may guess, other variations of the dish can be found with additions such as assortments of vegetables, meats, cheeses, and different kinds of sauces.
If you’re ever in Israel, I would highly recommend trying it out!
Where can I get this?
You can find this dish quite literally everywhere. Most Israeli restaurants will have it (especially if they serve breakfast or lunch).
If you ever find yourself in Tel Aviv’s Old Jaffa neighbourhood, you can give Dr. Shakshuka a try.
Have you ever tried Shakshuka? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!
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