Shakshuka: Blimpy Girl Style

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Shakshuka: Blimpy Girl StyleIf you’re not familiar with Shakshuka, let me inform. This incredible dish is Mediterranean in style and consists of eggs cooked on top of a spicy tomato base. You can add so many different ingredient types to this dish which is why I embrace it.

Plated serving of Shakshuka.Shakshuka (pronouced shahk-SHOO-kah) can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It makes an ideal brunch dish when served with fresh fruit, pita bread and hummus on the side. If you have a vegetable and herb garden, this is a must-have recipe. If you raise chickens for their eggs, you would be stupid-o to not have this recipe on file.

Shakshuka sauce simmering on the stove top.My Blimpy Girl recipe version includes fried potatoes, shredded zucchini, chopped spinach and diced garlic. The hash browns are topped with shredded low-fat sharp cheddar.

I prefer to use fresh diced tomatoes. Some recipes call for canned tomatoes. I guess it’s a matter of time and convenience. But if you have garden tomatoes, why not use them?

My choice of seasonings included cumin, paprika, parsley and salt/pepper. These are all fairly standard additions to the Shakshuka sauce base. I’m awaiting feedback from my daughter as this was her lunch today. My honey-man, the wine guy, can be very particular about what he eats. His tasting palate far surpasses mine, but this dishI may score point with him.

Spread the tomato based Shakshuka over the fried potatoes.You can use freshly grated red skin potatoes, or cheat (like I did) and use dehydrated hash browns. Both work equally well in my opinion.

Now let’s talk calories. Potatoes, eggs, cheese, sauce… it still only adds up to 270 to 280 calories per serving. It’s a pretty generous serving based on my appetite. Add side dishes as suggested and you may be up to 350 calories.

 

Protein, carbs, dairy, veggies and fruit all in one dish. Grab Recipe 

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