Shakshuka is a very flexible dish, so feel free to adjust to your taste. Leave out the spices. Add more spices. Skip the cheese. Forget the potatoes. Whatever you like, it's going to be delicious.
This dish is all about the tomatoes. Use the best quality crushed tomatoes you can get. I know, I know, it costs twice as much (if not more) to buy the good stuff, but seriously, it makes a huge difference in this particular dish. If you are lucky enough to have really good fresh tomatoes on hand, then give this dish a go with 2 cups finely diced. It will be even delish-er![
I call for zhoug as a garnish for the shakshuka. Zhoug is a fresh and fiery cilantro-based sauce that is a perfect accent to the savory tomatoes and eggs. Another tasty finishing option would be harissa. Even a fresh pesto would be tasty.