Watch: James May's Shakshuka recipe

An easy take on a Middle Eastern classic everyone wants to claim as their own

5w ago

Have you got your hands on James May's Oh Cook! book yet?

As we'e already seen, it won the battle of the celebrity cookbooks in 2020.

One of the easiest recipes in the book is Shakshuka. James says, "This is especially popular in Israel, although everybody in the Middle East claims it as their own. It is in essence a vegetarian spicy tomato pizza without the base and with some eggs thrown in. ‘Shakshuka’, by the way, means ‘all mixed up’. That’s a clue. It makes a great sharing dish as it’s quite tricky to remove from the pan in a meaningful way."

We've been busy putting together a quick video, to show you just how easy this dish is to make, whether you fancy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Comments (11)

  • Nice video!👌🏻 In Iran we call it omelet! 😂 it has the tomato sauce and spices. It usually doesn't have vegetables though. I didn't know it was a middle Eastern thing untill I came across some posts of it here!

      1 month ago
    • I always have wok tossed half-cooked diced vegetables and fire roasted bell peppers in the fridge for dishes like that. I usually add handful of them. We first tried it in café near Launceston, Tasmania. It's run by French lady who spent some...

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        1 month ago
    • That's awesome! I usually chop a tomato and add some tomato paste with spices and the sauce is ready in no time! It's great for a quick delicious meal!

        1 month ago
  • I love the Shakshuka, though I do it for an evening meal (my effort below). The lentil & aubergine lasagne is really good too.

      1 month ago
  • I have the book, I have tested a few recipes and failed. I admit I’m a worse cook than James.

      1 month ago
  • Love his show oh cook 💛

      1 month ago
  • Yum!

      1 month ago