60 Recipes: Shakshuka from Turkey

This week we are bringing the flavours of Turkey to you, no not the bird, the fantastic country and it’s surrounding islands that have created some incredible world-wide loved dishes. One of which is Shakshuka, traditionally this is a breakfast food, but we love it at any time of the day.

The great thing about this dish is that it is so simple to make and the ingredients are limited and so cheap to buy. Plus you can freeze the base sauce for this recipe, so it’s super quick to make too.

Why not give this guaranteed family pleasing dish a go this weekend – ditch the fry up, and go for this healthier option for your Saturday morning ‘hangover’ cure… Enjoy!


Course: BreakfastCuisine: TurkishDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 red onions, chopped

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced

  • small bunch coriander stalks and leaves chopped separately

  • 2 cans cherry tomatoes

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 4 eggs


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan that has a lid.
  • Cook the onions, chilli, garlic and coriander stalks for 5 mins until soft.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and sugar and cook on a medium/high heat for 8-10 mins until thick.
  • Make 4 dips in the sauce using a spoon then crack an egg into each one.
  • Put a lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for 6-8 mins, until the eggs are done to your liking.
  • Scatter with the coriander leaves and serve with crusty bread.


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