NYT Cooking's Shakshuka

My obsession with egg dishes has been growing lately, and after coming across this recipe I knew I had to try it for myself. This is a popular Middle Eastern dish with poached eggs in tomato, peppers and onions + spices. Feel free to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner with some nice sliced bread.

shakshuka

What you need: Serves 4-6

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste

  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes with juices, coarsely chopped

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, more as needed

  • 5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 6 large eggs

  • Chopped cilantro, for serving

  • Hot sauce, for serving

What to do:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook gently until very soft, about 20 minutes. Add garlic and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes; stir in cumin, paprika and cayenne, and cook 1 minute.

add spices to pepper and onions

3. Pour in tomatoes and season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; simmer until tomatoes have thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in crumbled feta.

stir in crumbled feta

4. Gently crack eggs into skillet over tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

crack eggs on top

5. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with hot sauce.

Recipe from: NYT Cooking

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