Shakshuka in a snap
One of my absolute favorite breakfast meals is Shakshuka. I know it`s a mouthful and a delicious one at that! What the heck is Shakshuka you ask? It’s a middle eastern dish which involves poaching eggs in a sauce of tomatoes with various spices as well as onions or garlic. I do have to say that if you are out – you should actually try this dish at Aroma. I have tasted many different variations and I still love my mom’s the best.
My mom would often make Shakshuka for brunch – her version was of course scrumptious and elaborate – she added ingredients like feta cheese, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, peppers.
I have really dumbed down the recipe to make it fast and super easy for moms on the go.
What you need:
- one can of diced tomatoes – I like Unico herb spiced diced tomatoes (of course fresh tomatoes are fantastic too but this is the quick and dirty version)
- A splash of olive oil
- a teaspoon of minced garlic (again fresh is best)
- 6 eggs
- desired spices and seasonings (up to you) – fresh parsley is nice
- Salt and pepper to taste
What you do:
- Take a medium saucepan and place on the stovetop on medium-high.
- Add the splash of olive oil. Let it heat up for a couple minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and spread around in the pan.
- Open the can of tomatoes and pour into the saucepan. Let it heat up for a couple minutes.
- Crack the eggs one by one in separate parts of the pan so that the eggs are evenly spread out.
- The eggs will start the poach in the tomatoes.
- Lower the heat to simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place the lid on the saucepan and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes.
- Add any desired seasonings on top such as oregano, parsley, hot sauce – it’s up to you. Feta cheese also tastes fantastic (but I omit this as I have a dairy allergy).
- Serve with some delicious toast and enjoy!