I don’t know about you, but I’m not always in the mood for eggs. They don’t usually strike me as inspiring and as a result, I often default to Avocado Toast or something along those lines for breakfast.
In all honesty, I also haven’t a clue on how to cook them. I can cook some amazing dishes, but eggs just haven’t been in my repertoire.
Until now, that is.
Tomatoes are one of my favourite things to cook with. Crushed, diced, whole, roasted, baked…any way possible. They have so much flavour to give and are so incredibly healthy. You really cannot go wrong with a tomato in my books.
When I was in New York the other week, I had Green Shakshuka at Jack’s Wife Freda; two eggs baked in a spicy green tomato sauce. It was to die for. It also was the inspiration for this little wonder of a recipe; egg shakshuka for two.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 of an onion
- 1 whole tomato
- Crushed tomatoes
- 2 eggs
- Goats cheese
- A few pieces of toast (I used cheese bread)
- Olive oil
- Sriracha (optional)
I wanted the dish to be crazy flavourful, so I started by frying up some onion with pepper and salt to get the pan all nice and coated in tasty onion.
Once the onions were translucent and browned at the edges, I cut up a whole tomato in big chunks and added them to the skillet. I let the onions and tomatoes simmer for a good five to ten minutes to help release some of the juices from the tomatoes.
Next I added 4 or 5 scoops of crushed tomatoes to build the base of the Shakshuka. I let this simmer on low for a good 5 minutes. If it is looking too thick, feel free to add a dash of water to loosen it up.
Once the sauce was looking mighty tasty, I cracked two eggs over it and let them poach away. This will take some time, so be patient.
Just before the eggs were cooked to my liking, I added cilantro and goats cheese to kick up the flavours a notch. At this time I also tossed my cheese bread into the toaster so that it would be warm and ready for dipping.
Finally, I added a bit of Sriracha to spice it up.
It was the perfect brunch for my Nana and I as I told her all about my time in New York, my favourite areas in Central Park, and everything else going on in my life. There’s nothing like breaking bread and sharing a meal with someone you love dearly…especially when it’s as tasty as this!
And another plus, you only use one pan, so theres less clean up!
You can thank me later!