LMC Cooking Series #31: Cooking with Sinja: Shakshuka

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Host: Sinja Mondal

Shakshuka is a North African and Middle Eastern breakfast dish. It consists of a flavorful tomato sauce and gently poached eggs. Shakshuka is traditionally served with warm pita bread or naan.


1 medium onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tsp cumin powder

2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional)

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

5 large eggs

salt and pepper, to taste

1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

choice of cheese (ex. feta, ricotta, mozzarella) (optional)


  1. Heat cooking oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add the chopped bell peppers and onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add chopped garlic, cumin powder, paprika, and optional chili powder and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the can of crushed tomatoes and juice into the pan and break down the tomatoes using a large wooden spatula. Season with salt and pepper and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  4. Use your large spatula to make five small wells in the sauce and crack one egg into each well. Cover the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes on low heat, or until the eggs are done to your liking.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro, fresh lemon juice, and optional cheese.

Time: Sunday, March 28th, at 4:00 PM

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