By Les Moulins Mahjoub. Shak-Shuka is a traditional North African dish originating in Tunisia. It means "mixture" or "shaken" in the Tunisian dialect of Arabic. Three simple ingredients (tomatoes, peppers, and onions) are lovingly cooked down, their flavors building into the ultimate comfort food that awakens memories and unites friends and family. Shak -Shuka can be used as an accompaniment to grilled fish or baked chicken and even as a pizza sauce.