Host: Sinja Mondal
Shakshuka is a North African and Middle Eastern breakfast dish. It consists of a flavorful tomato sauce and gently poached eggs. Shakshuka is traditionally served with warm pita bread or naan.
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder (optional)
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
5 large eggs
salt and pepper, to taste
1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
choice of cheese (ex. feta, ricotta, mozzarella) (optional)
- Heat cooking oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add the chopped bell peppers and onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
- Add chopped garlic, cumin powder, paprika, and optional chili powder and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Pour the can of crushed tomatoes and juice into the pan and break down the tomatoes using a large wooden spatula. Season with salt and pepper and bring the sauce to a simmer.
- Use your large spatula to make five small wells in the sauce and crack one egg into each well. Cover the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes on low heat, or until the eggs are done to your liking.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro, fresh lemon juice, and optional cheese.
Time: Sunday, March 28th, at 4:00 PM