Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Kirby's Shakshuka

Here's the secret to my Shakshuka. 

This video shows all the steps:


5 large sweet onions

2 TB minced garlic

3 stalks Leek - only the white part

Peppers - at least one of every pepper in the market

3 large green peppers

3 Habenero peppers

4 large cans peeled whole tomatoes

2 8oz cans of tomato paste

1 TB smoked paprika

1TB Cumin

1TB Black Pepper ground

1TB Sea Salt

Olive Oil

2-3TB Secret ingredient

8oz Manchego Cheese grated

Fresh Basil Leaves

Preheat oven 400F

Bring large frying pan to Medium

Add 2 TB olive oil

Add Onions, Garlic, Leeks, cook covered 45 min, stirring occasionally

Set aside

Add 2TB olive oil to frying pan

Add peppers - except hottest

Cook covered 45 min

Set aside mixed with onions

Add 1TB olive oil to frying pan

Add finely chopped hot peppers

Cook until scorched

Deglaze pan with wine

Scrape contents into onion/pepper mix

Add tomatoes and tomato paste

Add spices

Add secret ingredient if desired

Cook stirring frequently on low simmer for 2-3 hours

Refrigerate and reheat the day of serving

Fill large frying pan with mixture. Bring to low bubble boil. 

Make depressions in the mixture, carefully crack egg into the depression

Repeat around the pan and one in the center - usually 9 eggs 

Fill in around the raw eggs with cheese and basil

Place uncovered into the 400F oven for 20-30 min - watch consistency of eggs and cheese. You want the whites cooked, the yolks just runny, and the cheese browned.

Serve with crusty breads, bagels, Syrian bread and humus.

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