Shakshuka in a snap

Photo by Joy
Photo by Joy

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.
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  • 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!


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