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Anyone that knows us and reads our blog will be well aware of how much we enjoy a good brunch! They almost always contain fresh eggs from Michelle’s chooks and this dish is no exception. Shakshuka is a dish originating in North Africa (Michelle’s original pronunciation of this dish is hilarious – Babushka anyone?). Alongside the vegetables we used a selection of fresh herbs and spices that we like and served ours with a spoon of thick Greek yoghurt. Feel free to experiment using the fresh herbs and spices that you prefer to cook with. We also added crumbly Lancashire cheese, but this dish also works well with feta; you could add preserved lemons; make it what you wish and if you fancy a slice of crusty bread to dip into the egg don’t let us stop you.
We both love spice and a look in my spice drawer will confirm that, however if pushed to pick the spice that I use more than any other it would be smoked paprika, it goes in a lot of dishes I cook and Michelle is no different. We have always used La Chinata smoked paprika, and are never without both the sweet and hot varieties. Their paprika flakes are a new addition to our spice rack and perfect to add a hit of smokiness to a dish, we like to use it in much the same way you would a crack of black pepper to finish a dish.
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