It’s the weekend, and you’ve all got a little bit more time to make something delicious for breakfast (or maybe brunch, or lunch!). What do you cook? Shakshuka, of course! This one pan wonder is a meal you can cook with your family, and enjoy together with a torn, crusty baguette or two. Shakshuka in Arabic means “all mixed up” – our style of cooking. It packs a flavour punch and you’ll more than likely have the ingredients in your pantry already. So, what is shakshuka? It’s a dish that features eggs poached in a hearty, spiced tomato sauce and topped with fresh herbs. It can be baked in an oven or it can be cooked over a stovetop with a saucepan and lid.
There are a lot of variations of the humble shakshuka out in the world. For us, we use cumin, cayenne and paprika with Billinudgel Smoke Hot Sauce to create a beautifully spiced smoky flavour. We top our shakshuka with creamy Meredith Dairy Marinated Goat Cheese, sprigs of fresh parsley and chopped spring onions. We also mop up shakshuka with a torn piece of baguette. It’s beyond delicious.
This weekend we decided to make our shakshuka in the backyard. Because a lot of us are spending more time at home due to government restrictions and personal choice, we wanted to take our kitchen outside. Cooking outdoors is lots of fun – it’s quite a novelty actually! Whether it’s your backyard, front yard, deck, balcony or verandah, cooking outdoors can be a great way to enjoy spending time with your family and friends while staying at home. If you cook our shakshauka in your backyard (you can totally cook this recipe on your stovetop in the kitchen), you’ll need some bits and bobs, which we've included below. Ok, let's get cooking!
Ps. You can also see how our Weekend No-Bake Shakshuka came alive in our backyard in this video here.
If you're cooking this shakshuka outdoors, here is the gear you'll need below. You'll find all of the links to these items in our Outdoor Cooking Checklist blog post. But don't stress, if you don't have this gear, you can totally cook this shakshuka on your stovetop. And if you don't have a lid that fits your frypan, you can use aluminium foil. The beautiful thing about this meal is that it really is all about mixing it up, so enjoy!
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