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Shakshuka is eggs poached in a tomato sauce. It's a splendid breakfast that will have you soaking up the sauce with bread! #eggs #breakfast #poachedeggs

Shakshuka aka Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka aka Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce is a splendid breakfast that will have you soaking up the sauce with bread!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 medium garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1-3 tbsp Harissa paste* (spicy, add more if you like it fairly spicy)
  • 1 1/5 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 large red bell peppers, chopped into small pieces, about 1 cm chunks
  • 1 400 ml can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 to 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup thick plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 loaf warmed crusty bread
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add tomato paste, garlic, Harissa paste, cumin, and red peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-10 minutes until peppers have softened. Add tomatoes to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes.

  2. Spread the sauce evenly on the bottom of the pan and create small divots for your eggs. The number of divots will depend upon how many you’re serving. Crack and gently place an egg into each divot and allow to poach for 7-10 more minutes until eggs whites are set and yolks have reached desired doneness. if you’d like to speed this last step up, place a lid over your pan; it will only take 4-5 minutes to cook the eggs. Sprinkle parsley over eggs and sauce.

  3. To serve add sauce and eggs to shallow bowls. Serve alongside yogurt and bread.

Recipe Notes

  • harissa is a spicy chilli paste that can be found in the spice aisle of some grocery stores.