Readers of Made in Rome know by now, a month in, that when Allie and I open a can of tomatoes we’re usually headed straight for our comfort zone: pizza, pasta, or another tasty staple of the country where we met. Ah–but not always!
Shakshuka, one of our favorite foods, comes from the Middle East. It’s a nice meal to have in your recipe arsenal, especially on weeknights when you don’t want to do much more for dinner than crack eggs in a shallow pot of sauce, wait, and let the eggs cook while you relax (maybe with a drink).
For our most recent batch, we used a shakshuka recipe from Saveur.
If you can fry or scramble eggs, you can cook shakshuka. And why not? There aren’t many recipes that reward you so much for sitting on the couch.
A piece of work I do recommend is using bread to swipe the leftover sauce clean from your plate (and pan). Best part of the meal. This bread-swiping finale is called fare la scarpetta in Italian, and it definitely translates to Middle Eastern. -Chris