My mother Fortunee’s shakshuka
This dish is absolutely packed of flavour and spices. Sephardim use broad beans during Pesach but if you are Ashkenazi, replace them with broccoli stalks. Dice them into medium-sized pieces and they will add texture and taste. just want to be sure to cut the vegetables roughly the same size so they cook at the same speed.
Cut the tomatoes into pieces the same size as the peppers. Peel the garlic cloves.
Put these and the rest of the vegetables in a large pot, preferably non-stick.
Add the turmeric and sweet paprika and some salt and pepper. Add the hot paprika if required.
Add the sunflower oil and cook over a medium/high temperature for about ten minutes until the vegetables start to soften, then reduce the heat and cook over a lower temperature for at least 60-90 minutes, stirring regularly until the ingredients are soft and jammy.
When serving, heat however many portions you require in a smaller pan and crack in the eggs (one or two per person) and poach them in the sauce for about 10 minutes, until the whites are set but the yolks are still a little soft and runny.
Serve hot with matzah — or after Pesach, with pita bread.