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Shakshuka - Spicy Israeli Tomato Stew

July 22, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
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) Brien

What You'll Need
  • 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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9 Reviews

Kirsten H. February 12, 2017
I can't wait to make this! I am wondering, though, about recommendations for any kind of meat/fish/poultry to serve with it as I know my boyfriend would want that.
Posie (. February 12, 2017
Oh, infinite ideas! It would be great with any sort of meatball (especially lamb or beef). Spiced lamb sausage would be a GREAT idea.
Kirsten H. February 17, 2017
ooh - I like the meatball idea, lamb sausage often ends up as a go to for me. This morning I was mulling over baking chicken thighs to enjoy with it and debating the spice blend I would use.
thecumincondition January 21, 2014
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!
matthewddsg November 24, 2011
I made this for dinner tonight. It was easy, fast, and delicious.
Posie (. July 25, 2011
Yes it is such an easy dinner! Haloumi makes it a bit more substantial, if you were serving it as a main.
BlueKaleRoad July 24, 2011
Love shakshuka! It's one of our favorite week night meals. I like your addition of haloumi cheese.
Posie (. July 24, 2011
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.
ChefJune July 22, 2011
I think I'm in love! This sounds absolutely wonderful. And SO healthy. Saving, printing, making this. Soon.