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Smokey Shakshuka
Type of dish: Breakfast
Number of persons: 2 persons

One egg is un oeuf, for the "French-speaking" laymen among us. Egg plays an unadulteratedly delicious role in this dish. Shakshuka is originally a traditional Hebrew/Arab breakfast, but it can also be prepared for lunch and even dinner. We are talking about a real all-rounder. In this dish you will find the special influences of Oeuf Amsterdam, without damaging the 'heritage' of the shakshuka.

The word "shakshuka" itself evokes a sense of exoticism and is derived from the Arabic word "shakshek," meaning "shaking" or "stirring." This perfectly reflects the dish's preparation method, in which ingredients are combined and gently stirred in a single pan until a harmonious whole is created.

One of the most appealing aspects of Smokey shakshuka is its versatility. This dish can be enjoyed at any time of day, from a hearty breakfast to a tasty brunch, a light lunch or an atmospheric dinner. It is a true chameleon in the world of culinary creativity, often adapting ingredients according to personal taste preferences and availability.

In its region of origin, such as countries in North Africa and the Middle East, shakshuka is a popular dish that is often prepared and served in family kitchens and local eateries. It is a dish that promotes social connection, as it is ideal for sharing with friends and family. The combination of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce, flavored with an assortment of herbs and spices, has an undeniable appeal that stimulates the senses and brings people together.

What makes shakshuka even more interesting is the modern twist given to it by enthusiastic cooks around the world. One notable trend is preparing shakshuka on the barbecue, particularly on Bastard BBQ or similar kamado grills. This grilling method adds an extra dimension to the dish, mixing the smoky aromas of the charcoal with the spicy flavors of the sauce and the softness of the poached eggs. Use The Bastard Phantom Frypan for this purpose.

Whether you enjoy shakshuka in its traditional form or adventure with new methods of preparation, this dish remains a feast for the senses and a reminder of the beauty of the culinary diversity our world has to offer. It is a celebration of flavors, colors and cultures that enriches our eating habits and connects us to the rich history of human gastronomy.

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Cooking time: 30 minutes |

Preparation time: 10 minutes |

Temperature: 200°C direct

What do you need?

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1⁄2 red onion
  • 1 red pointed bell pepper
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • Olive or sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon of za'ater
  • 2 tablespoons Al Fez harissa

    (Al Fez's is essential)

  • 1 can of Mutti polpa

    (tomato pulp, 400 grams)

  • 100 grams of chickpeas (canned)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 4 rolls or flatbread
  • Possibly feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of hangup


Fry pan

Smoking wood chips Cherry

Shakshuka from The Bastard

Preparation method


Start by mincing the garlic, red onion, pointed bell pepper and cilantro. Do not discard the stems of the cilantro because they will still go in the pan. Mix this in a small bowl with a dash of olive oil and za'atar.

How to cook

Light The Bastard light and heat to 200 °C. Just before you put the skillet on, throw in the Cherry smoking wood chips. The Bastard.

The sauce

Put a dash of olive oil in the skillet and sauté the garlic, onion and pointed bell pepper for about 5 minutes until translucent. Then add 1 tablespoon of harissa and the coriander stems and stir well. Add the mutti polpa and chickpeas and season with salt and pepper. Simmer the mixture at 200 °C for 5 to 7 minutes.

Des oeufs

When the sauce has boiled down slightly, use convex side of a wooden spoon to make 4 pits in the sauce, over which you break the eggs. Simmer the eggs for 4 to 7 minutes. Check occasionally to see if the egg whites have solidified yet and make sure the yolks stay nice and "runny. Meanwhile, spread your rolls with olive oil and toast them on The Bastard. When the egg whites are nicely set and the yolks are fairly soft, remove the pan from The Bastard and gently spoon in the hangop and the remaining harissa (1 tablespoon). Finally, sprinkle the coriander leaves on top and some more za'atar.

Tip: For a saltier taste, you can sprinkle some feta on top.

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