In my ongoing effort to do good things with eggs, I somehow stumbled across a Shakshuka recipe or two… or more. Shakshuka is (depending on what and were you are reading about it) an Arabic or Mediterranean or Jewish or Saudi Arabian or many other origins dish which in some cases is considered a breakfast food. Other places suggest that it is more of an anytime of day dish. Make and eat this and you are sure to achieve a new level of awesome.
Poached eggs are just miserably sad. Perhaps if you are on some special diet, you need to eat poached eggs. Otherwise, poached eggs are nothing more than snot-cooked-in-water.
Who needs that shit? Why not spice it up a little? This is another dish where afterwards, you felt like you ate something.
With no real measuring here – here’s what you need:
Fresh tomatoes 2 or 3
A good-sized onion
A couple of cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
Fresh Parsley or Cilantro
Chop up your onion and mince the garlic, brown in pan.
Add some salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper to taste.
Chop up a couple of tomatoes and add to the pan. Cover and cook on medium for 5 – 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. The last few minutes, uncover the pan and allow excess moisture to evaporate a bit, firming up the mix.
Use a spoon or spatula to create little pockets around the mix – this is where you’ll crack and add your eggs. Don’t break the yolk. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes or until you see that the eggs have firmed up.
Add some chopped parsley or cilantro…
Use a large spoon to serve.
Shakshuka! Just reading this made you a little more awesome. Now, try it for yourself. Best part of this (other than how it tastes and how easy it is to make) is that this meal costs under 6 bucks.