Shakshuka


You must try this traditional Israeli dish. It’s easy to make and the results are spectacular (made this dish twice in one week).

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 big onion cut into small pieces
  • 2-3 assorted peppers (red, green, yellow and orange), cut into small cubes
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 tomatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2-4 tablespoon chicken stock
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 hot peppers (optional)
  • 6-8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a wide pan and stir-fry the onion and the peppers; add the garlic and continue stir-frying for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook, continuing to stir, for approx. 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook, continuing to stir, for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add water, cumin, salt, pepper, and hot pepper, if using.
  5. One at a time, break the eggs into the simmering tomato sauce, spacing them evenly in the pan.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or less, until the eggs are cooked through to your liking.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Tom Yum Gai soup


Another amazing thai soup! The ingredienti are kind of hard to find, but it’s worth the effort.

  • 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • 1 cup straw mushrooms or other mushrooms you like
  • 4 cup water or chicken soup
  • 3 lemon grass (cut 2 inches)
  • 4-6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 small red onions cut into quarters
  • 2 medium to large tomato
  • 3 pieces galangal
  • 4 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar (optional)
  • 1-8 red and/or green chili peppers
  • 4 tbsp. tom yum soup paste
  • 1/2 cup celery (cut 1 inch)
  • 1/4 cup coriander (cut 1 inch)

Cooking Instructions

1. Boil 4 cup of water. In boiling water, put peppers, galangal, lemongrass and salt.

2. Put chicken in boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.

3. Add mushroom chili paste and cook it for 5 minutes. Then, put tomato, onion, fish sauce and boil for another 2 minutes. Turn off the fire.

4. Put Chinese celery, kaffir lime leaves and coriander.

For presentation you can garnish with chopped coriander and red chili pepper rings.

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