Eggs In A Cumin, Tomato, Pepper Sauce
A simple and delicious egg dish. Great brunch option. Adapted from a recipe popularized by the famous Israeli-British chef Yotam Ottolenghi
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What you will need
1 tbsp harissa
2 red bell peppers
4 cloves garlic, sliced
salt as needed
6 oz tomato paste
1 tsp ground cumin
28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
greek yogurt as needed
How to cook
You can also buy this stuff in fancier grocery stores. It takes time to make, but it lasts a month or so, and it's really delicious.
Halve bell peppers. Remove seeds and membrane. Slice into thin strips.
Sautée bell pepper
In a large sautée pan, with a little olive oil, cook the peppers until tender over medium-low heat.
4 cloves sliced garlic
Peel the 4 cloves of garlic and slice them. Add to the pan and cook gently until tender. Shouldn't take much longer than 30 seconds or so.
2 tsp tomato paste
Stir in the tomato paste.
Salt, cumin, harissa
Add cumin, harissa and a little salt. Stir it all up.
Dump in the can of tomatoes.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced to something like a bolognese or other thick pasta sauce.
Dig some little egg-sized divots in the surface of the sauce. Crack an egg into each one. With a spatula, try your best to spread the egg whites out on the surface of the sauce without breaking the yolk so the whites will cook faster.
Simmer 10 more minutes
Keep simmering until the white of the eggs is cooked through. Your shakshuka is ready for consumption when the egg white is cooked through and the yolk is still runny. Serve with Greek yogurt for topping, and some crusty toast for dunking.