For a while now, I have been wanting to make a Shakshuka. I finally did it, and omg, I need more! You might be wondering what a Shakshuka is? Well, its a traditional Israeli and Middle Eastern meal in which you poach eggs in a simmering tomato sauce with spices! Here is my take on it!
You might remember my Roasted Tomatoes recipe, well, in my version of a Shakshuka, you’ll need that.
What you need:
2- 3 Eggs
4-5 large cloves of garlic, minced or put through a garlic press
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you want a little kick)
A palm full of chopped cilantro
Salt and Pepper to taste
A Good Crusty bread sliced and lightly toasted (I like to rub garlic on mine when it comes out of the oven!)
What to do:
In a small-ish-medium sauté pan heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat
Once the oil starts to warm up, add your spices (including red pepper flakes) and allow them to sit in the warm oil for about
30-60 seconds. Add your garlic and sauté until golden. Add in your roasted tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, and stir well
Then allow to simmer for about 5-10 min on a low temp to get all groovy. Crack your eggs one at a time into a bowl, then gently pour into the pan to nestle them into the tomatoes, salt and pepper the eggs. Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked, the idea here is that your whites are cooked and your yolks are still runny (Cook longer if you do not want runny yolks.) Note: Your egg whites may not look done, but probably are, just poke them with a knife or fork to tell if they are cooked through. Remove from heat and add dollops of goat cheese around in the pan. Serve with crusty bread, DELISH!
Additions: You can add ANYTHING to this, Olives, Bell Peppers, Onions, a different cheese, some people like feta with this, etc. But trust me when I tell you, don’t put this off, make it now!! Its delicious!
About the Author: Maria Mills-Benat is a Port Orange-based chef and travel agent. She has a passion for cooking and Travel making sure you eat the very best foods in your kitchen and in your travels. Read full bio here.