Italian Shakshouka, Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

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Shakshuka, Shakshouka? Egg in Tomato Sauce!

The first time I had a dish like this was in Seattle I fell in love with the spicy flavor of the sauce and the creamy texture of the egg. 

Just yesterday I got a craving for a batch of this saucy breakfast and decided to make it on my own. This recipe came out of using what was available in my kitchen, I encourage you to look at the tips to see how you can modify the dish!


Italian Shoshouka, Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce


Equipment

  • Small Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 1 tspn Olive Oil
  • 2 Scallions (6 Tbspn minced)
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (4 Tbspn diced)
  • 1/2 tspn Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tspn Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (1/2 Tbspn minced)
  • 8oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Jalapeño (1 tspn minced)
  • 1/2 tspn Oregano
  • 1/4 tspn Rosemary
  • 1/4 tspn Thyme
  • 1/2 tspn Basil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tspn Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tspn Minced Fresh Parsley

Directions

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 2.

  1. Heat a small skillet to medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil and sauté minced scallions and diced red bell peppers for 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, water, minced jalapeño, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil. Simmer sauce for about 7 - 10 minutes until it has gotten a little thicker.
  5. Crack in eggs and cover for 4-6 minutes until you get the desire yolk.
  6. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and minced parsley.

Notes, Tips and Ideas!

  • I used Scallions because I had just run out of yellow onions, if that’s what you have available I encourage you to use it!

  • Spicyness: You can totally swap out Jalapeño for Red Pepper Flakes, Cayenne Pepper, or even other chillies like Habaneros or Scotch Bonnet. My only recommendation is to start with a small amount and taste. As the sauce simmers the spice will concentrate.

  • Tomato sauce can absolutely be substituted with diced, crushed, or whole canned tomatoes and just squashed a bit in the pan.

  • DIP! What do you do with all this leftover sauce? Use a crusty bread, Warmed tortillas, or pita bread to scoop that stuff straight into your belly!

GET CREATIVE! I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR CREATIONS!

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