When I first tried Shakshuka recipe, I fell in Love! Shakshuka is a delicious combination of eggs, tomatoes, and spices. It is popular across the Middle East and North Africa.
What I love the most is that Shakshuka comes in many variations: you can make it all vegetarian, low carb, add meat and so on.
The other day, I have decided to make Shakshuka for my Hubby for Valentine’s Day! He absolutely Loved it! Felt so special to share this beautiful dish with a glass of Moscato wine and handmade chocolate strawberries!
What is Shakshuka?
How to make perfectly cooked golden yolks?
Cover the dish and let them poach over med-low heat for a few minutes on the stovetop.
Serve with a piece of toasted bread for dipping into those perfectly golden eggs!
To make this Valentine’s Shakshuka, I have used Turkey Bacon from Costco, young potatoes, salad peppers, eggs, cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes and garnish with parsley. You can easily create bacon roses by folding turkey bacon in half lengthwise and then rolling to create a rose/rosette. Secure them with a wooden toothpick (half a toothpick, actually, so it looks nicer).
Again, the Beauty of Shakshuka is that there is no wrong way of making it. You can make it vegetarian, add turkey or real bacon, add sliced young potatoes as I like to do for a hearty breakfast. Add sliced onion, garlic, your favorite spices, and herbs. It is up to your imagination and your taste.
Even though technically it’s a breakfast dish, you can make it any time of the day! I DO!
Just dip a piece of crusty bread into those Yummy egg yolks and Enjoy!
- pre-cooked packaged turkey bacon strips
- young potatoes, sliced
- salad peppers or bell pepper, sliced
- grated cheese
- Olive oil
- parsley to garnish
- pepper and salt to taste
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add thinly sliced potatoes and peppers, cook just until softened for about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Take each strip of bacon, fold lengthwise in half and roll so it looks like a rosebud. Secure with a toothpick.
- Add bacon roses to the skillet. If you use pre-cooked bacon just continue to the next step. If you use raw bacon, cook until almost ready.
- Use a spatula to create wells for your eggs.
- Crack the eggs into each well.
- Cover with a lid and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
- Remove the lid, add cheese and tomatoes.
- Cover and continue simmering for another 5 minutes or until the whites of the eggs are no longer translucent or until the eggs are done to your liking.
- Remove the lid, sprinkle with pepper and garnish with parsley.