Oh wow, this dish is the nuts!  It honestly is so tasty that you feel like you are indulging in something really quite naughty when in fact at it’s core this is poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce and there is positively nothing naughty in that at all.

The dish originates from the Middle East and The word Shakshouka literally means “a mixture” in Arabic slang.

It’s bloody delicious.

We will have this on the weekends for breakfast although it’s an any time kind of meal which can be lapped up with or without bread or perhaps even potatoes if that’s your bag.

Let’s go for it…

What you need:

2 sweet red peppers

1 onion

3 cloves of garlic

8 ripe tomatoes

hot chillis or jalapenos – or without, whatevs!

Fresh basil

teaspoon paprika (we also added ancho chilli flakes for more kick)

Eggs (we went for 2 per person)

salt and pepper

Roughly chop all your veggies into cubes in preparation
Give your onions and garlic a fry up until the onions are clear
turn the heat down and add the peppers for about 3 minutes, then add the tomatoes, chillis, basil and spices.  We added a touch of stock as well but this is optional
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes then lift the lid and crack in your eggs.  But the lid back on.
After 5 minutes lift the lid… do your eggs look like this?  Yes?  You’re ready to go!

Mr Shack added some cheese with his a combo of feta and cheddar cos that’s how he rolls… me I opted for extra veggies.


Enjoy y’all.