Shakshuka loosely translates to "all mixed up" in Arabic, and hints at the potent spice and exotic flavors. Try this one-pot-wonder and have breakfast for dinner.
- 2 tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. (5 mL) paprika
- 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground cumin
- 1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
- ¼ tsp. (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
- pinch cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup (60 mL) tomato paste
- 5 cups (1.25 L) coarsely chopped Ontario Greenhouse Roma Tomatoes
- 8 eggs
- ⅓ cup (75 mL) crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tbsp. (30 mL) finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 6 small pita breads, warmed
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Heat oil in high-sided ovenproof skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, hot pepper flakes and cayenne, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
- Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Using back of spoon, make 8 divots in the sauce mixture; crack an egg into each divot. Baste each egg with a little of the tomato sauce.
- Transfer to oven; cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until eggs are soft-cooked or until desired doneness. Garnish with feta and cilantro. Serve with pita bread.
Chef's Tip: Substitute parsley for cilantro if desired. Use smoked paprika for more intense flavour.