Saturday Morning Shakshuka (Paleo/Whole30)

I saw an interesting recipe for this incredibly craveable North African/Israeli dish months ago, but hadn’t had a good opportunity to play around. An errand-less Saturday morning is just what I needed! Packed with some serious flavor and topped with a half-dozen farm fresh eggs, shakshuka is the perfect dish for breakfast in the living room, brunch with the folks, or dinner for two.

As with most delicious things, you will need a deep cast iron skillet.

Ingredients: 
5-6 large eggs
28 oz canned tomatoes with liquid (diced or whole)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 tsp minced garlic (3-5 cloves)
2 medium hot peppers, seeded and chopped
2-3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp olive oil

Seasoning: 
Freshly cracked salt, to taste
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp harissa
1 tsp za’atar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
2 tsp basil (or 2 Dorot cube)

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in your cast iron skillet over medium heat, moving from side to side to cover the bottom of the pot. Add chopped onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until softened. Add peppers, basil, and garlic and continue sautéing for an additional 5 minutes or so until peppers begin to soften. Note: if using fresh basil, add it after the eggs to retain flavor and freshness.

Add 28 oz crushed tomatoes in their liquid plus two large tablespoons of tomato paste, mix very well. Add all seasoning/spices/herbs and mix again, making sure to break up any clumps that may have formed. Bring to a simmer and allow mixture to reduce slightly on medium-low heat (about 10 minutes). Now is the time to taste and adjust your flavors.

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Egg #5 of 6. The last one goes in the middle!

Reduce heat to low and crack 5-6 large eggs over the tomato mixture – I did five around the outside and one in the middle. Cover with lid, leaving slightly ajar, bring heat back up to medium-low, and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes until eggs are cooked (whites should actually be white) but yolks are still runny. If you like your eggs with a more solid yolk, cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Serve immediately – as is, with protein of choice, or over zoodles!

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  5. Will

    Hey! Just found your blog recently. Love the recipes. This one has quickly become a go-to for non cheat days! Hope everything is well with you, and thanks for putting this out there!

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  6. Will

    Hi! Just found your blog recently, and wanted to let you know that I’m really enjoying it. My partner and I are currently doing 4 hour body diet and this recipe has become one of our favorites, for non-cheat days. Thanks for putting it out there, and hope all is well with you.

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  7. Will

    (sorry for the double post. Browser being weird. Keep up the good work!)

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