Middday Meal :: Shakshuka

This midday meal is easy as pie when made for one or four or five. It is so simple and wholesome, but feels like a comfort food indulgence—a great midwinter breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shakshuka is a North African dish consisting of poached or fried eggs cooked in a sauce of tomatoes,onions, and spices (you may add peppers, and spices to your liking). It is often served communally in a large skillet, with a nice warm bread.

Recipe: Shakshuka

4 cloves garlic 1 onion in 2 Tbsp olive oil + more for drizzling 1 cup crushed tomatoes 2 fresh tomatoes chopped 1 tsp harissa 8 eggs Coarse salt + pepper + a nice warm bread

Because we’re giving you proportions for 4 people you will need a large skillet to accommodate all the eggs. Downsize your skillet according to your egg quantity. Saute the Garlic and onion in your olive oil till onions are fragrant and translucent. Add crushed tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and Harissa, and cook the sauce down on a medium heat for about fifteen minutes. Add 8 eggs cracked directly into pan. Drizzle olive oil lightly over them and add coarse salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.