Oct. 19th, 2010 01:27 pm
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I tweeted about shakshuka yesterday: a spicy tomato dish with poached eggs on top, complemented by creamy cheese and parsley, it is ridiculously tasty for using such cheap ingredients. I had it at Hummus Place, a restaurant near me.

Then I made it for lunch today again, using SmittenKitchen's recipe. It cost me $9 ($5 of which was for the cheese). For a dish that makes 4 meals and tastes as yummy as this, that's insanely good.

Plus it's vegetarian and is fairly virtuous -- all flavor and essentially no fat other than from the cheese, the latter of which you can eliminate. Go forth and make shakshuka!

Date: 2010-10-19 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh! I really want to make that sometime!

Also, I haven't written back yet because I am not sure what plans look like etc. not because I am not interested in seeing you again. I just really want a Saturday where I am not seeing anyone at all so I am trying to figure out when that is in conjunction with when I am trying to see people. So that is what is going on.

Date: 2010-10-19 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, free time can be precious, no worries :)

... If you can do a Tuesday or Thursday, I can use you as a demo model for foot massage to show [ profile] confuseacat *grin*.

Date: 2010-10-19 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I actually came across a variation on that dish in a Madhur Jaffrey cookbook a couple years ago and thought "oh, good, something INCREDIBLY cheap with stuff I have around the house" (if you skip the cheese and use spices from your cupboard, particularly...would probably be better with fresh chiles though). Since then I've had Mediterranean and Mexican styles in restaurants and seen it on at least one food blog! It's kind of a funny food to become popular because it's so simple.

Date: 2010-10-19 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! It's simple AND a pantry dish AND tasty. I love it when that happens. I mean, pasta with soy sauce and sesame oil is the closest I have to that happening (garnish with any leftover veggies or proteins you have around).

Date: 2010-10-19 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the recipe -- I've only had shakshuka a few times, but I do love it!


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