One of our favourite vegetarian dishes to come from the Middle East, Shakshuka is dish of eggs poached in a pepper and tomato stew. To spice things up a bit, we add a little harissa.
6 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons harissa
1 tin tomato puree
2 red peppers
2 yellow peppers
3 cloves garlic
2 tins peeled tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 small tub Greek yoghurt
Slice the peppers and onions into thin strips and finely chop the garlic.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Fry the peppers for about 10 minutes, adding the garlic for the last minute. Add the harissa, the tin tomato puree and the cumin to the pan and fry for a further 10 minutes.
Add the tin of tomatoes, salt, pepper and 200 ml water to the pan. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.
Make 8 ‘wells’ in the sauce. Gently crack the eggs into the wells. Place a lid over the pan and cook over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until the egg whites have set and the yolks are still soft. Swirl the egg white through the sauce using a fork so that it sets quicker, if you wish. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the Greek yoghurt in small bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Divide the sauce and eggs between 4 plates. Serve with the Greek yoghurt.
Delicious served with fresh bread or pita.