About the Dish:
Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern breakfast dish consisting of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. It is a flavorful and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed any time of the day. The sauce is made with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and a blend of spices such as cumin, paprika, and chili powder. The eggs are gently cracked into the simmering sauce and cooked until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. The dish is often garnished with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley and served with crusty bread for dipping.
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Onion, diced||1 medium|
|Red bell pepper, diced||1|
|Garlic cloves, minced||3|
|Canned diced tomatoes||1 can (14 oz)|
|Tomato paste||2 tablespoons|
|Ground cumin||1 teaspoon|
|Chili powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1/4 teaspoon|
|Cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish)||Optional|
- Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
- Step 2: Stir in the canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ground cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Step 3: Make small wells in the sauce with a spoon and crack the eggs into each well. Cover the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. If you prefer well-done eggs, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Step 4: Remove the skillet from heat and garnish the dish with chopped cilantro or parsley, if desired. Serve hot with crusty bread for dipping.