I'm Hannah, and by now you may know that I'm a big Trader Joe's fan. Every time I go into a T.J's, I find myself overwhelmed with choices, So I've started to document and review my favorite finds to help you narrow down the most must-try products.
This week, I tried Trader Joe's frozen Shakshuka starter. After browsing the internet, it seems that this product became available in April, but somehow I'd never seen it before.
Apparently, I wasn't alone in being excited about the shakshuka. I posted a photo on my Instagram stories asking if anyone had tried it, and my friends quickly started responding.
Maybe you're already familiar with shakshuka, but in case you aren't, it's a breakfast dish (traditionally from the Middle East and North Africa) that's made with poached eggs in a fragrant, spiced tomato sauce.
I should mention it costs $1.99, so it's a low risk/high reward situation.
So I set out to give it a try. Like most frozen foods, it doesn't look particularly appealing when you remove it from the box.
Stir it once or twice, and in about five minutes, it starts to resemble a chunky tomato sauce. Use the back of a spoon to make two little pockets in the tomato sauce, and crack an egg into each.
Transfer the shakshuka to a bowl to eat it. I added some torn basil, crumbled feta cheese, and red pepper flakes for a little spice, which was a great touch. And there you have it: Eight-minute shakshuka.
The consensus: I am officially sold. This shakshuka tastes as good as homemade, but it requires almost zero effort. Honestly, all you have to do is crack the eggs and wash a pan. Add a little salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and you've got a delicious, low-carb, and hearty breakfast in the same amount of time it would take you to heat up oatmeal or make some toast.
Do you have a favorite Trader Joe's product? Tell us in the comments below, and maybe we'll try it next!