Date posted: 26/09/2022

North African Shakshuka

A bright and flavoursome salad, perfect for a lunch occasion or as a side dish to a main.

  • Serves 6
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Extended life vegetable oil 25ml
Onion sliced (chilled) 200g
Green capsicum peppers (chilled) 200g
Red capsicum peppers (chilled) 200g
Butter beans 400g
Garlic (pre-packed, chilled) 30g
Cayenne pepper 5g
Ground cumin 5g
Tomato paste concentrate 50g
Chopped tomatoes 800g
Parsley (flat, chilled) 20g
Coriander (chilled) 20g
Free range medium eggs (chilled) 10 eggs
Grated mild coloured cheddar (chilled) 100g


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onions and peppers and cook these on a medium heat until just softened. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in the butter beans, cumin and the cayenne pepper. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for a couple more minutes until the paste starts to separate. Add the tomatoes with a splash of water.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered until it is reduced a little. Taste after 5 minutes and add a little sugar if you think the tomatoes need it. Keep an eye on the texture – you don’t want it runny but you also don’t want it too dry either. So, add another splash of water if needed.
  4. When the sauce is reduced, stir in the herbs. Place the sauce into 10 serving pots and then break an eff into the top of each one.
  5. Cook for a few more minutes until the egg whites are just set, and the yolks are still runny. Sprinkle with cheese and place back into the oven to melt the cheese before serving up.
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