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Green Shakshuka

Appears in March-April 2021

35 minutes

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Green Shakshuka

Classic shakshuka is a skillet dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato-based sauce. But according to Einat Admony and Janna Gur, authors of “Shuk,” in Israel, where shakshuka gained a foothold after its introduction by North African immigrants, a green version made with leafy vegetables is nearly as popular. Our green shakshuka, inspired by Limor Chen’s version at Delamina East in London, includes leeks, spinach and peas and is finished with feta cheese. We recommend serving it with warm flatbread.

4

Servings

Tip

Don’t skip the salt massage for the spinach. This pretreatment reduces the leaves’ volume so the spinach wilts faster in the skillet. That said, don’t overwork the salted spinach or it will begin to throw off moisture even before it hits the pan. Also, don’t forget to taste and season the greens before adding the eggs. Once the eggs are in, the greens cannot be stirred.

35 minutes

Reviews
Joyce P.

Made Green Shakshuka this evening. What a surprise! I’ve always made the tomato version but this may become my favorite.
My husband loved it too! Thank you, Christopher!

Bethany S.

This is way more delicious than cooked spinach and peas have any right to be! When I was cooking it, it crossed my mind that this looked like something my mom forced me to eat when I was kid - but when I tasted right before I added the eggs, I was a bit blown away! One of those lessons I guess that a bit of seasoning and technique makes all the difference. I love that all of the technique needed for this recipe was built right into the instructions. The only thing that happened to me was that the eggs on one side overcooked slightly (yolks were "pudding" like and not runny) and the egg whites on the other side didn't seem to want to set even though I turned the pan. I am guessing that is mainly because all I have right now is a cheap apartment stove top that doesn't cook evenly - not the recipes fault. Probably will give the pan a few turns or check up on the eggs more often the next time I cook this.

Beth S.

Yes, yes, yes! I will be making this again. I was surprised how much I liked it considering it calls for 1 lb of spinach. This is an affordable, quick dinner that is very filling with a side of flatbread.

Anne W.

Be careful with the salt, I tasted it but the salt seemed really come through as it cooled. Otherwise, I look forward to making again.

Keith T.

Wow! Quick, delicious and satisfying. We will definitely make this again!

Jennifer B.

Fabulous, loved everything about it. Great nutritious breakfast, what a way to start the day!


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