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Food & dining

Recipe for shakshuka

Serves 4

The North African dish shakshuka made its way to southern Europe and the Middle East (it’s especially popular in Israel). It is essentially a highly seasoned tomato sauce in which you cook eggs. After simmering the sauce, make depressions with the back of a spoon, then poach the eggs right in the mixture. When you serve it, the yolks should be runny and spill into the sauce. Some shakshuka recipes use lots of onions and hot and sweet peppers. This version is simpler; it cooks in 10 minutes with several spices. For heat, add crushed red peppers or something with more intriguing heat, such as maras or Aleppo peppers.

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