Shakshuka - Spicy Israeli Tomato Stew

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Author Notes: The Hummus Place in Manhattan serves an incredible version of shakshuka (a spicy tomato stew with poached eggs and haloumi cheese). This is an incredibly flavorful, healthy, and cheap dish for a weeknight dinner (not to mention fast!)Posie Harwood

Serves 2

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Anaheim chiles
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1.5 teaspoons cumin, ground
  • 28 ounces can of San Marzano tomatoes, whole
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • several slices haloumi cheese
  • 4 eggs
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven (make sure there is room for all ingredients!)
  2. Add diced onion and chopped chiles and cook until softened.
  3. Add minced garlic, cumin, and paprika and cook for a minute or two while stirring often so as to not burn ingredients.
  4. Add tomatoes and bell peppers and 1/2 cup water. Slightly crush the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon and let simmer until the mixture reduces and thickens, 12-20 minutes depending on heat and preference of texture.
  5. Gently crack eggs over the surface of the stew. Cover and let poach for several minutes --- baste the whites carefully. Add sliced haloumi cheese and a sprinkle of sea salt before serving.

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over 1 year ago thecumincondition

I've been drooling over shakshouka recipes since my introduction to it at Tasty n' Sons. Made this for dinner and served it with some flatbread and green salad. So, so good! Thank you!


almost 4 years ago matthewddsg

I made this for dinner tonight. It was easy, fast, and delicious.


about 4 years ago Posie Harwood

Yes it is such an easy dinner! Haloumi makes it a bit more substantial, if you were serving it as a main.


about 4 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Love shakshuka! It's one of our favorite week night meals. I like your addition of haloumi cheese.


about 4 years ago Posie Harwood

Oh good, hope you enjoy it! It is also a nicely adaptable recipe, if you wanted to add different vegetables, cheeses (like feta), or parsley/herbs for garnish.


about 4 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I think I'm in love! This sounds absolutely wonderful. And SO healthy. Saving, printing, making this. Soon.