Shakshouka kind of looks like an egg pizza, doesn’t it? The combination of eggs and fresh ripe tomatoes is refreshingly awesome. Roby and I eat this popular middle eastern dish all the time because it’s easy to make (one-pan meal) and it’s super tasty.
Shakshouka is made by poaching eggs in a spiced tomato sauce. It’s the perfect any time meal.
When you make this dish, start by cooking onions until they turn golden and then add garlic, serrano pepper and red bell pepper. Once that’s nice and soft, add tomatoes and simmer until the sauce is nice and thick. Spice that sauce and gently crack eggs into your skillet. If you’re trying to make the dish look fancy, crack your eggs in a bowl and then gently slide them into the skillet. This way if you’re clumsy and break a yolk, you can just use another egg (and eat the broken egg yolk egg separately). Cover your skillet until the eggs are cooked to your liking, sprinkle with a little cilantro and devour.
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- 1 tablespoon ghee, butter, oil
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 serrano pepper, minced
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder or paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, adjust to taste
- pinch of cayenne, to taste
- 5–6 eggs
- Cilantro, optional for garnish
- Heat ghee/oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onions and stir occasionally for about 10-15 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden brown.
- Add garlic and serrano pepper and stir for a couple minutes, then add the red bell pepper and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir the spices into the sauce then add the tomatoes.
- Bring to a simmer and cook until tomatoes have reduced and the sauce has thickened (taste sauce and adjust seasonings).
- Gently crack eggs into skillet, season top of eggs with salt and pepper then cover the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
- Sprinkle with cilantro if desired and serve.