Mom, what’s for dinner? Shakshuka! “What? Mom, that’s not even a word!” This was the response from my son the first time I made this meal at home. So, what is Shakshuka? For me, it is more of a fond kitchen memory than just a meal.
Every time I make this delicious and simple recipe for my family, the smell of the sauteeing vegetables and spices brings me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen in Spain.
My grandmother used to make this often, mostly, because we had an abundance of peppers available year round in Spain. My grandfather had chickens and hens, so of course, eggs were always plentiful as well. This recipe, made with very basic ingredients, is a keepsake for some of the fondest memories in my grandmother’s kitchen.
It also helps, that this meal is easy to make, and it’s a great solution to a busy weeknight meal. Check out how easy it is to make in this video.
With a family of six, we never have a shortage of eggs in the house. Shakshuka is a way to make eggs the star of our meal without feeling like we are eating, once again, fried eggs.
This meal that can be served for breakfast with toast, for lunch with a salad, or over rice for dinner!
Is there a “secret recipe” your family loves that brings memories back for you when you make it?Print