How to Cook Spicy Shakshouka Lebanese Style

by Sonia Fares/سونيا فارس /Соня фарис

A Spicy salsa or a relish. Originally a Tunisian recipe. But has become popular in the Middle East . This recipe is my version . Here I am serving it as a vegetarian main dish.. + EGGS


  • 3 Green bell pepper charred & diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper charged & diced
  • 4 Tomatoes peeled & diced
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Teaspoons Pepperoncini
  • 1 Tablespoon Or.....Chili flakes
  • 1 chili finely cubed
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppercorn
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    You can cook shakshouka without grilling bell peppers & without peeling tomatoes. when you have all your ingredients ready, it will be done in 15 mins. Depends on how fast you cut the ingredients

    Step 2

    Here are my ingredients. Cut tomatoes, cut onions, garlic, grilled bell peppers spices ( cumin seeds, pepperoncini, black peppercorns, salt, and 1Tsp of corn starch to add later to thicken the sauce

    Step 3

    Grill the bell peppers

    Step 4

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    Step 7

    Put grilled bell peppers in a closed casserole. 30 mins later, wash away the skin.

    Step 8

    Grilled bell peppers. Wash them under water and the black skin will go out. With a knife, scrap left black skin. Wash an dice

    Step 9

    Prepare tomatoes to peel

    Step 10

    Put them in boiling water. 30-40 seconds take out the skin and cut them in big cubes

    Step 11

    Cut the onions

    Step 12

    Step 13

    In a deep pan put 4TBsp of olive oil. On low fire. Add the diced onions. And crush the garlic over them.

    Step 14

    Crush the seeds cumin, peppercorns and pepperoncini. Add to the onions. Add salt

    Step 15

    Step 16

    Cut the bell peppers in small cubes

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    Step 18

    Add z tomatoes. Cover and cook on medium-low 40 mins. Taste. Adjust salt chili and cumin. if it still watery. Just add 1 Tsp of corn starch diluted in a bit of cold water. Mix & cook 10 more mins

    Step 19

    Dilute corn starch in I bit of cold water. Add to your casserole. Cook on high fire. Mix frequently until it thickens

    Step 20

    You can serve it as such.

    Step 21

    Put the shakshouka salsa in a pan that can go to the oven. Add 4 - 6 eggs. And bake 15 mins in a hot oven 200 C. Yumm yumm

    Step 22