Good morning to you all from our campsite in Devon. This Mediterranean Shakshouka is so fulfilling and delicious. Also, it’s so nice and easy that everyone will love cooking it, I know I do and so do our friends that we went camping with. This Mediterranean Shakshouka is so delicious that you can have it at any time of the day. I know in some countries they have it for breakfast but I was brought up to have it at lunch time as a part of a main dish, but I am sure you can have it any time as it is so delicious. Some countries add some spices to the dish, but I like to leave it in the traditional way as this is how I was taught to make it.
I have to say that normally I love changing recipes around and adding my own twist, but this time I have to say that it seems best to stick to the familiar, traditional method for this dish. I believe it was originally popular in Algeria,Tunisia and Israel. Now you will find it in most Mediterranean countries. It is especially delicious when you add the red pepper sauce – try it with and without the paste to see the difference.
It’s good to share recipes from all over the world. It opens up so many cultures and flavours. I like this dish with home-made flat bread that has been baked in a hot clay oven – I can smell it as I’m writing this!. I promised myself I will get a clay oven like the celebrity chefs have. Well you never know what Santa will get me – I have to be good!
I have a lovely new charcoal BBQ grill that I recently bought, and this type of dish always tastes that bit better when made using a proper charcoal barbecue, it makes a big difference to the flavours. This new one of mine is perfect for the job – nice and compact – also ideal for picnics and camping, or just in the garden. Also, because it is made from stainless steel, it won’t rust – a real bonus! In case you’d like to know, it is a THÜROS, available in Lakeland and several other outlets in the UK.
Well let’s cook: