Sophie's special lunch

I made a special lunch for our entire team. Quite the challenge on our small stove. I chose 'shakshuka' a super simple and tasty dish from Israel. I love that kitchen because of its rich flavours, herbs and vegetables that are used. The Israeli desserts are also super tasty and sweet. This morning I already had spoiled everyone with a delicious cake, full of dates, biscuits & coconut. Not very healthy but incredibly tasty!

January 8, 2019
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How to make it?

Here you’ll find the recipe for the shakshuka:

Preparation time | 1 hour
Requirements | two large pans with lid
Quantity | 30 people

Ingredients

Shakshuka
- 8 cans of concentrated tomato paste
- 4 packs of tomato saus
- 3 jars of sun dried tomatoes
- 30 fresh tomatoes
- 2 red onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 red peppers
- 15 paprika's
- fresh basil
- 4 tablespoons of dried thyme
- 30 eggs
- 10 Turkish breads

Yogurt dressing
- 5 jars of Greek yogurt
- 5 cucumbers
- 5 lemons zest and juice
- pepper
- fresh mint
- cumin powder

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Preparation

Cut the onion into cubes and fry them with olive oil in the pan. I used 1 onion per pan and divided the rest of the ingredients amongst two pans. PRess the garlic and add it. Cut the pointed pepper into long strips, the tomatoes into 4 parts and add the tomato paste and dried tomatoes. Let everything simmer for 15 minutes, then add the red pepper and herbs. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes.

Now it's team for some real teamwork. One person makes little pits with a spoon and the other person fills them with a raw egg. Close the pan with the lid and leave it shimmer for 15 minutes until the eggs are almost cooked, just like a poached egg.  

For the yogurt dressing: put the yogurt in a large bowl. Grate the cucumber into fine strings or cut into small cubes. Grate the zest of the lemon and squeeze out the juice. Finely chop the fresh mint and mix it with the cumin powder and fresh pepper and ad it to the yoghurt.

How to serve and eat: Everyone gets a piece of bread, a scoop of shakshuka with egg and the yogurt. Dip the bread in the shakshuka and yogurt and if you like it spicy, add some sriracha hot chili sauce. 

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