Friday, August 20, 2010
D-Feast Friday - Shakshuka!
Shakshuka is traditionally a peasant dish. Made with very basic ingredients that are totally cheap.
I never really realized at the time (post diagnosis) how good it is for blood sugar control. I've been having mad cravings for it lately and I honestly haven't made it in years. It's low carb and low fat. I've been trying a gluten-free diet now for 3 weeks so it fit my craving.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Can of diced tomatoes
1 fat tomato - chopped
1 green pepper - chopped
1/2 onion - chopped
spices: tumeric, cayenne, paprika, oregano, thyme, sea salt & pepper
As for the amount of spices? I use a lot. about a teaspoon of each except for cayenne and salt to taste.
I would HIGHLY recommend a cast iron pan, I've done it with non-stick but it doesn't come out the same.
With the pan already preheated to medium-low, sautee the garlic, green peppers and onions until a bit browned, about 10 minutes.