Shakshuka is thought to have originated in North Africa. It’s a dish of eggs, poached in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, chilli, peppers and onion. This local version uses our very own fiery, vegetable-packed, tomato based Chakalaka. I shopped around a bit and found there are many delicious store-bought canned versions so just use your favourite.
It is, traditionally, a breakfast food, but the peppery character of the chakalaka and nourishing heartiness of the eggs served with smoky, crunchy pita breads can definitely be made into lunch, dinner or an anytime snack. The thing I love most about this recipe is its name – it sounds like a magic spell or incantation. And it pretty much is. Follow this recipe and conjure up a breakfast of supernatural magnitude.Read More