I love this all-in-one quick supper or lunch dish and halloumi cheese is easily available on the island which makes it very easy to prepare. My Israeli friends tell me that two crucial ingredients are plenty of garlic and ground black pepper.
For the Shakshouka you will need :
1/2 teaspoon butter
1 white onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes or 1/4 teaspoon paprika if you don’t like spicy food
1 large can chopped peeled tomatoes with juice
Salt and lots of fresh ground pepper
150g halloumi cheese, chopped up
Chopped parsley and fresh marjoram for garnish
Heat butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until soft and golden brown. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
Add the tomatoes. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
Crack the eggs over sauce one at at a time. Cook until yolks are just set.
Then add the chopped halloumi and allow it to cook in the juices for a few minutes.
Garnish with parsley and fresh marjoram.
It’s wholesome, economical and heart warming … good old fashioned cooking …
Halloumi Cheese by Fior Di Vita From Quality Food Marketing