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Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Arabian Gulf Breakfast

Arabian Gulf Breakfast

In every episode of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, learn cooking fundamentals following Martha’s signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process. Be sure to check your local listings to see when this episode will be airing in your area.

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Martha simplifies time-honored recipes to bring a Gulf-style breakfast to your table. She cooks up a feast of traditional dishes: khameer, a date-sweetened bread; shakshouka, a baked egg dish; jebabs, a distant cousin of pancakes; and balaleet, a delicious way to serve an omelet. They may sound unfamiliar but they are sure to become your new morning favorites.

This Week’s Recipe




  • 4 tablespoons ghee, plus more for brushing
  • 10 ounces (about 285 grams) baby spinach
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes (from 5 medium tomatoes)
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • 4 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (200 degrees C). Heat 2 teaspoons ghee in a large skillet over medium-high. Gradually add spinach and cook until wilted. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Wipe out the skillet and heat 3 tablespoons ghee over medium-high. Add onion and cook until very soft and translucent, 10 to 12 minutes. Add garlic and cook 5 minutes more. Add tomatoes and red-pepper flakes and cook until tomatoes have broken down and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.
  3. Brush four 6-ounce (about 175-milliliter) shallow baking dishes with remaining 1 teaspoon ghee. Divide spinach equally among them, spreading evenly. Top with tomato mixture, creating a well in the center. Crack an egg into each well. Season egg with salt and pepper.
  4. Place baking dishes on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until the egg yolks are soft and egg whites are opaque, 15 to 18 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with a pinch of black pepper and cilantro, if desired.

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