The origin of Shakshuka might be in Turkey, Spain, or Tunisia. The Israeli version with a beautiful top of poached eggs became famous around the world. This flavorful tomato stew with vegetables has usually a bit of heat. Our Turkish Marash pepper flakes add more flavor than heat.
The Magic of Za'atar
Add a dip with the versatile Za’atar blend. The key ingredient for this magic spice blend is a Mediterranean thyme, called za’atar.
Za’atar is more flavorful than the thyme from the common spice boards. Sumac adds a citrus note and sesame seeds a slight nutty crunch. Use it for a dip or marinade.
- Adapt the recipe to your liking: without eggs, with hot chilies, and/ or other vegetables, for instance, pumpkin, leek, sweet potatoes, or mushrooms.
- Instead of the dip, marinate 1 lb strips from chicken breast or sirloin beef in 1.5 tbsp za’atar, 2 tbsp oil, and salt to taste for 1-2 hours before frying.
The Shakshuka Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:
Cumin, paprika, Marash pepper