Hello, how are you, here today a lovely and easy egg recipe or also known as an easy Shakshuka recipe in some parts of this here world.
I first had a taste of this eggs recipe when I was down in the very South of France, bordering on Spain – that seems so very long ago now, both in time and in miles. It was one of those dishes that was memorable and dishes like this was quite why I began a journey of cooking simple food without pretention – I love that whole ethos of that area down in the south of Frnce, not a celebrity chef in sight, just a whole lot of decent ingredients and lots of flavour.
This was served in the middle of the table, plonked down on a plastic tablecloth, with an un-labelled (if there is such a word) and re-used bottle of house wine, under an umbrella branded with coca-cola and tasted like heaven in a dish.
This shakshuka recipe is just casual and I love that, no fancy arranged foods, no bothering with special dishes and too much fussing – a one dish meal that can be cooked and served (and eaten if you so wish) from stove to table without much more than a bit of chopping and some turning of some knobs (don’t even go there on a knob turning joke here ladies).
There is also the ability to get in the bath while this is cooking should you feel so inclined, as I am, to include that in the suitability of a recipe when scouting it for inclusion in your repertoire.
Someone I met recently said recipes reflect personality and lifestyle – I had never thought of it like that, but it’s true I guess – for me in home and in food it’s about doing the best with what you’ve got not trying to impress with what you haven’t.
And doing everything easily and quickly without faffing around…for me food is all about comfort and relaxation….
Funny really because some very good friends of ours are the complete opposite and always were even as a young couple – they would spend months and months saving up to go out to a fancy restaurant and spend more on one meal than they had on a whole month’s grocery budget…they enjoyed it, looked forward to it and loved to eat in fancy restaurants, adored silver service and revelled in ordering a bottle of wine that cost more than their petrol for the week…each to their own I say.
Me? One pot, bistro, plate of the day kinda girl, washed down with a local brew…
This is just one of those, can be eaten at any time of the day though originally I believe it stems from being a breakfast dish from Israel (do correct me if I am wrong)…this is not a traditional recipe though, I have come to this one after trying a few different ways of cobbling it together (and google it and you will see many different ways including the celebrity chefs who all put their own spin on it).
Apart from its bathability, it’s ease and the fact that it is tasty, the main pull of this is that it can be make with things in your pantry plus it’s easy on the purse and good for your thighs…always always always a winner in my book
And another reason it stays in this old cottage – it’s no bother, a simple sauce, easily thrown together and with the addition of some bread makes a welcome meal at any time of the day…
Easy Eggs Shakshuka Recipe
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion finely diced
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup stock
1 can diced tomatoes
1. add oil, garlic and onions to pan and soften, about 5 mins
2. add tomatoes, herbs, season and stock to pan and gently simmer for 30 or so mins
3. make wells in sauce and add eggs and cooked until as you like it
4. add a few more herbs and serve with crusty bread
Beach Cottage Easy Shakshuka Recipe Notes * I like this fiery hot so I add chilli and paprika **I have a couple of other versions of this with various cheese which makes it into more of a meal
That’s it for me for now, I hope you like the look of this eggs recipe…. tomorrow I am off to put some more veggies into my no-dig garden plus sourcing lighting and looking at different options for the new kitchen…
See you again sometime then…
p.s. I’m loving Pinning right now, who isn’t I ask myself? – you can find me on Pinterest dabbling with lovely coastal, nautical beachy things over here