Shakshuka loosely translates from Arabic to “mixture,” and food historians trace its roots to the meaty stews of the Ottomans.
For the shopping list
Onion, halved and thinly sliced
Bell Pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
Garlic, thinly sliced
Cilantro, chopped for garnish
From our shop
$10 - Badakhshan - Afghanistan
$20 - Abruzzo - Italy
$18 - Ghana
From the kitchen
Cast Iron Skillet
Heat oven to 375F degrees.
Use a large skillet over medium-low to cook 1 thinly sliced onion and 1 thinly sliced bell pepper in 3 tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Cook gently until very soft, about 20 minutes, then add 3 thinly sliced garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of harissa and cook for another minute.
Add 1 can of tomatoes (if using whole tomatoes break them up with your hands before adding) and 2 cups of cooked garbanzo beans. Add black pepper and, if needed, more salt. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
Use a spoon to make shallow indentations in the sauce, then crack the eggs into them, Transfer the skillet to the hot oven and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes
Crumble the feta over the eggs, top with the chopped cilantro, and serve with hot sauce if desired.