I hate tomatoes.
I will only eat them if they're in ketchup or salsa form.
I pick them out of most of my food. Just absolutely hate them.
(except maybe fried green tomatoes because those are god's gift to earth) .
It's why I never expected to love Shakshuka. As an indian person, I love my spice. So most of the shakshuka recipes out there didn't quite cut it for me. I figured, why not try and make own!
Check out our Mexican take on Shakshuka
See the video below for a complete tutorial!
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
- 4 cherry bomb chili peppers, diced (optional) (can just use 1/2-1 bell pepper or other 2-3 mild peppers instead)
- 4-6 medium tomatoes, diced
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 tsp cayenne
- 1-2 tsp salt, to to taste
- feta or cotija cheese, to taste
- In a small cast iron pan or dutch oven, add 2 tbsp of oil. Once hot, sauté the onions and garlic until fragrant.
- Add the peppers and sauté for another 2-3 minutes until tender.
- Add tomatoes and let it cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the spices and salt/pepper to taste and continue to sauté for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the liquid released from the tomatoes have cooked out and the tomatoes have a "jammy" consistency, crack 3-4 eggs on top. Garnish with your cheese of choice and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the eggs are JUST poached and the yolks are still runny (cook for longer if you prefer the yolks to cook through).
- Garnish with salt & pepper, green onions and cilantro and enjoy!!!
- The spice mixture is not quite exact so i'd taste the tomato mixture until it meets your level of flavor 😊
- I also love to throw some everything bagel seasoning on top of the eggs instead of salt and pepper. Garnish as you please!