Easy And Delicious Breakfast Shakshuka
The first time I came across this dish was about 3 years ago on Instagram. I thought that's a lot of tomatoes. As someone who doesn't necessarily like tomatoes, I wondered if I'd like this. One day, I decided to give the recipe a shot. I tried a few versions of this dish, eventually sticking to one recipe. This recipe isn't traditional shakshuka, I substituted a few things in order to suit my liking. For example, I love adding meat. Usually meatballs or sausage, and I don't use a lot of the spices that others do. As much as I love seasoning, there are some that I just can't handle. Cumin for example, I just can't stand cumin. Also, some recipes call for sugar or harissa, which I didn't use either.
This North African/Middle Eastern dish is one my favorite dishes, eaten any time of day. This is the only time you'll see me eat these many tomatoes. Since I'm on the ketogenic diet, I have to watch how many tomatoes I eat due to their high carb content. But, I gotta have shakshuka as long as it fits my macros. This time around, I didn't use meat. Simply because I didn't have any in the fridge, and I always use fresh tomatoes(vine). The best part about this dish is having the freedom to add whatever you like.
4 vine tomatoes(or diced can tomatoes)
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of feta cheese
few cilantro leaves
1/2 cup of water
1 garlic clove
paprika, salt, chilli powder, garlic powder to taste
In a cast iron(preferred but not necessary), add olive oil and chopped garlic and begin cooking on medium heat. Once garlic browns up, add chopped onions and continue sauteeing. Chop tomatoes into small pieces and add to the pan, lightly reducing the heat. Cook for about 4-6 minutes, then add water and all the spices. Place a lid on the pan and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes. Feel free to add more spices, I tend to add a lot. Once tomatoes look nice and ready, it's time to add the eggs. Crack eggs into the pan, place lid back on the pan and cook for another 8 minutes or until however you like your eggs. Once done, add feta cheese and cilantro and enjoy!
If you have a favorite shakshuka recipe let me know, I'm willing to try others. If you like this recipe, make sure to share it with friends and family. Bon apetite!