Shakshuka is a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern egg dish cooked in a tomato sauce. It often includes sweet red peppers, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. This recipe includes feta cheese.
Recipe by Liza Allen.
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
⅛ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes with juices, coarsely chopped
¾ teaspoon salt, more as needed
¼ teaspoon black pepper, more as needed
5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/4 cups)
6 large eggs
Chopped cilantro and hot sauce, for serving.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
Add onion and bell pepper.
Cook gently until very soft, about 20 minutes.
Add garlic and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes; stir in cumin, paprika and cayenne, and cook 1 minute.
Pour in tomatoes and season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; simmer until tomatoes have thickened, about 10 minutes.
Stir in crumbled feta.
Gently crack eggs into skillet over tomatoes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with hot sauce.
Need a shortcut? Find the Shakshuka Starter product at Traders Joe’s in the freezer section. Just add the eggs!