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Appetizer – Meze Şakşuka (Portion)



Appetizer – Meze Şakşuka

An indispensable snack for aubergine lovers, şakşuka is an appetizer of Turkish cuisine, which consists of a unique combination of aubergine with tomato sauce.

Potatoes or zucchini can be added to the şakşuka, which differs from region to region.

Although the historical origin of the şakşuka is not known exactly and its recipes have changed in different countries, the origin of şakşuka that known, is thought to be in the Mediterranean region, especially Antalya.

It is thought that the name of the Şakşuka appetizer comes from the ‘şak, suk’ chopping sound that the aubergine makes while it is chopping.

The delicious şakşuka, which you can eat at any meal, can be served as an appetizer or as a vegetable dish.

It can be served hot or cold, usually accompanied by yoghurt and pita.

Fried aubergines, onions, garlic, tomato sauce