El Fenn

Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hussain,
Bab El Ksour,

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Shakshuka Recipe

One of the best things about holidays is that you can linger a little longer over everything. And we’d put breakfast on our roof terrace at the top of that list. With the sun shining, blue skies overhead and a view of the beautiful Atlas Mountains, it’s one of the highlights of the day here at El Fenn. 

As well as fresh fruit, breads and pastries, and seasonal fresh juices – plus of course a coffee or mint tea – we also serve hot dishes. The most popular always has been, and we suspect always will be, shakshuka. It’s a north African dish of eggs gently baked in a spicy tomato sauce and served in a tagine. 

So to allow you to capture a little of the Marrakech feeling while at home, here’s our recipe for shakshuka. Just one thing: it can be eaten at either end of the day and also makes a great dish for a light supper. 


shakshuka recipe, ingredients and method

Shakshuka Recipe (serves 2-4)


3 tablespoons olive oil

½-1 teaspoon chilli flakes

½-1 teaspoon cumin

3 cloves garlic, minced

800 g fresh chopped tomatoes (or use 2 cans) 

4 eggs

Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Salt and Pepper

Feta cheese, or yogurt (optional)

Crusty bread (for mopping)



  1. Put the oil in a pan over a medium heat, then when it starts to glisten add the chilli flakes, cumin and garlic
  2. Stir through, put the heat on low and cook until the garlic is softened (about 1 minute)
  3. Add the tomatoes and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce is thick and glossy
  4. Season to taste, then make a well in one corner of the pan and break an egg into it – do the same with the remaining eggs – until you have one in all four corners
  5. Turn the heat down low and cover allowing a little steam to escape
  6. Check every 2-3 minutes until the eggs are done the way you like them (4-5 mins for runny yolks, firm whites)
  7. Sprinkle with coriander, and feta or yogurt if desired, and serve direct from the pan with plenty of crusty bread for mopping. 


El Fenn Restaurant with view to the Koutoubia and Atlas Mountains

If you are craving a view whilst eating your shakshuka, then perhaps book in to stay with us and enjoy breakfast on the rooftop.

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