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Shakshuka breakfast eggs

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Shakshuka is an Israeli breakfast dish served with pita or challah bread to mop up the tasty juices.

This recipe comes from 2015 WOMADelaide artists Balkan Beat Box, a New York band with Israeli roots that show in their Mediterranean-inflected, globalised electronica sound.

Balkan Beat Box (below) will be participating in WOMADelaide’s Taste the World event, which takes festival goers on a four-day international culinary adventure around the world. InDaily will give you a taste of things to come with a series of weekly recipes by festival artists in the lead-up to the event on March 6 to 9.

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Shakshuka

Ingredients

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne, or to taste
400g can peeled tomatoes, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
6 large eggs
chopped coriander, to serve
hot chilli sauce, to serve
bread, to serve

Method

Heat oven to 180C or 375F.

Heat oil in a large frypan over medium-low heat; add onion and capsicum. Cook gently until very soft (about 20 minutes). Add garlic and cook until tender (1 to 2 minutes).

Stir in cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook 1 minute. Pour in tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until tomatoes have thickened (about 10 minutes).

Gently crack eggs into fry-pan over tomatoes.  Season again with salt and pepper.

Transfer frypan to oven and bake until eggs are just set (7-10 minutes).

Sprinkle with coriander and serve with lots of bread and hot sauce.

Join local chef and food identity Rosa Matto and selected WOMADelaide artists at Taste the World as they celebrate the delicious food and fascinating culture of their home countries, all entwined with musical interludes and intimate personal anecdotes. More information about Taste the World can be found here.

Iranian/Australian artist Tara Tiba’s saffron chicken with barberry rice 

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