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Archive for May 9th, 2010

dream come true

How often do you have the power to make a dream come true? Well, I did it this morning. I woke up ravenous, dreaming of shakshuka. That typical Israeli breakfast of eggs atop a bed of spicy tomato sauce. Having all the ingredients in my kitchen, I whipped up my dream for a great start to the day.

Shakshuka

Not really a recipe, but just guidance as there are many variations to this dish. I like mine spicy and liberally add cumin and schug (a Yemenite mix of hot red or green peppers). Taste the sauce as you go along and make adjustments as necessary.

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic, onions, and diced peppers, sautéing until  soft. Add salt, a few pinches of cumin, and schug. Then add crushed tomatoes to fill the pan and continue to cook until heating through. When sauce is to your taste, crack two eggs into the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes until the whites are solid. If you prefer your yolks less runny, cover the pan while the eggs are cooking. Eat while still hot with some bread to soak up any leftover sauce.

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