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Eggs Poached in Tomatoes, aka "Shakshooka" Recipe
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Eggs poached in Tomatoes, aka "Shakshooka"

2 lbs fresh tomatoes, diced (keep the pulp)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 serrano chilis (or your favorite small chilis), minced
2 tbsp olive oil
4 eggs

In a large frying pan, heat oil. Add garlic and chilis, and saute until lightly browned, not burned. Depending on how many seeds you kept in the chilis, the steam from the pan may slightly sting your eyes.

Once the chilis and garlic have browned, add all the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a light boil, then turn down to a simmer. Leave uncovered for 20-30 minutes, or until tomato mixture has thickened.

When most of the water has evaporated and the tomatoes have thickened, use a spoon to create four shallow wells (one for each egg.) Crack the eggs into the wells, and cover. Cook until whites are solid.

Serve in a shallow bowl with a slice of soft bread, and a side of hummus. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.