Tuesday, 26 May 2015

North African Chakchouka

This wonderful, rustic dish is one of the best I´ve ever tasted. The dish called "chakchouka" is originally a North African dish - and a dish that they make pretty often. To be honest, I have to admit that of all continents, I think African has the best cuisine! . That because of the enormous variation of different flavours, spices and textures. All the new tastes are so exciting and different from what 
we´re used to eat, and I think that´s why I love african cuisine the most!

Chakchouka is so easy to make, and it tastes heavenly! The difference of the sweetness of the tomatoes, the slightly crunchiness of the peppers and the lovely taste of cumin is something that easily will make this dish become one of your favourites!


1 yellow onion
2 garlic cloves
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
1 can organic tomato sauce
2 tsps ground cumin
a couple of saffron threads
1 pich salt & pepper
2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 290°F. Cut the onion in half and slice each of the halves in thin slices. Add it into a pan with oil and let it simmer until they´re soft. Mash the garlic cloves in a garlic press and slice the peppers, making sure to take out the seeds first. Have this into the pan and fry it until the peppers are starting to become tender, which will probably take around 10 minutes. It´s important to stir well! At this point add the tomato sauce, cumin and saffron and season with salt and pepper. Taste, and add anything if that is needed. Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish and carefully dig two holes in the chakchouka. Crack the eggs and place them in the middle of the recesses. Place the dish into the oven and let it cook for 15 minutes. Take the chakchouka out of the oven and enjoy with a fresh and crispy salad beside!

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