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Gabrielle Calvocoressi: Shakshuka There are a billion ways to do this wonderful dish. And it is truly cheap and can be made on a night when you are getting home late from work or on a night when you want to have a dinner party that feels elegant on a tiny budget. This year we ate it the night before Thanksgiving with dear friends. Their three year-old loved it as much as we all did. I’m using Melissa Clark’s Shakshuka with Feta Recipe from the New York Times. But honestly, you can just riff on this. If I have a red sauce in the fridge (even, gasp, canned) I’ll use it for shakshuka. I love to put a little olive tapenade in the tomatoes. I LOVE to put preserved lemons in the mix. Personally, I’d drop dead before I put a bell pepper in mine. You cannot go wrong. And if you don’t like a really wet yolk, don’t let anyone push you around. This recipe is great with a yolk as hard as rock. Innovate! Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (I will say that I never do this) 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon sweet paprika ⅛ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes with juices, coarsely chopped ¾ teaspoon salt, more as needed ¼ teaspoon black pepper, more as needed 5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/4 cups) 6 large eggs Chopped cilantro, for serving Hot sauce, for serving Note From GC: I put in a little dried oregano if I have it. And every season invites the opportunity for different herbs.

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I will also say that you can bake this in the oven but it works just as well on the stovetop. You can cover the pan in the last few minutes if you want to speed things along a bit without drying the dish out. Most days I cook on the stovetop.

New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  

Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Designed in community, for community. Pleas...

New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  

Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Designed in community, for community. Pleas...

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