In the Kitchen will be the category where I will post some of the recipes I cook for my family. I promise you these are super-duper easy recipes because I’m really not an expert in the kitchen plus the fact that I don’t want recipes with so many steps/how-tos. Just 4-6 instructions, anything more than that, I skip the page of my recipe book and look for simpler recipes. So newbies in the kitchen, I hope you’ll try my recipes or suggestions and let’s share kitchen secrets!
We just came back from a 5-day vacay in Palawan and coming out of a trip, we’re still in #sepanx mode. We stayed in Nacpan beach, a less touristy place an hour away from El Nido town proper. It only has 3 or 4 restaurant choices, very limited but there’s one that stood out because it serves something different other than Filipino food. The owner is Australian that’s why the menu has Fish & Chips, continental breakfast, they even have Civet coffee for Php 300 a cup, and Shaksuka!
We met some friends from Israel there and they told us that Shaksuka is a common Israeli breakfast. So yay for another discovery on food and travel, and to new friends! By the way, this is the Shaksuka from the restaurant in Nacpan, Palawan.
Their Shaksuka has eggplant in it, I learned that you can add meat or any vegetables in season like zucchini, etc.
Since we miss Palawan a lot, I decided to make Shaksuka for breakfast. Good thing Contadina Philippines sent me canned tomatoes last December.
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 small bell pepper, chopped
1 can Contadina Diced Tomatoes
- Heat the olive oil in a pan.
- Add the garlic, onions, then the bell pepper. Saute for 5 minutes or until onion turns translucent.
- Pour the canned tomatoes. Lightly mash the tomatoes using a fork.
- Add 1 to 2 teaspoon of sugar, depends on your taste. Let it simmer and reduce.
- Season with cumin, paprika, pepper, and salt. Taste as you go.
- Once the sauce slightly thickens, crack the eggs over the tomato sauce.
- Cover the pan for 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked, depends on how you want your eggs. I like my yolk a bit runny.
- Serve with bread.
I’m thinking of adding eggplants or cheese next time. Try making this for breakfast, it’s delicious, promise!