Monday, August 31, 2015


This is another recipe adapted from what I've seen on Chrissy Teigen's Instagram. Shakshuka. Very simple to make, simple ingredients and takes about 30 mins or less to whip up. It's basically skillet eggs in tomato sauce. And yup, you can be as creative as you want with this recipe as well. Dump whatever ingredients is getting old in your fridge into this dish, and well, dinner is served! Plus, it's a healthy dish- tomato and eggs, some cheese and basil/ can't go wrong!

What you need:
serves 3-4
Difficulty level- easy

2 garlic cloves
half an onion- sweet or yellow will do
2 tbsp EVOO
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes- I made mine with the Italian style can
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
dash of cayenne
leaves of 3 sprigs of thyme
3 tbsp grated parmesan
3-5 eggs
mozzarella, feta or goat cheese


1. Chop up 2 garlic cloves and half an onion.
2. Drizzle EVOO into a deep pan and add in the garlic and onion. Let the onions sweat and turn translucent for a good 5-7 mins.
3. Then pour in the 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes and 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes.
4. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, the sugar, cumin, smoked paprika, dash of cayenne, the thyme leaves and the grated parm.
5. Stir together and put the lid on the pan so it can bubble a bit. The lid and an apron are crucial, as the tomato sauce will splatter!
6. Now, it's time to crack your eggs into the sauce! With your spoon, make a little divot in the sauce and crack your egg into it. Repeat depending on how many eggs you want.
7. Season the eggs with a little salt and pepper. Place lid back on and let it cook for 7-9 mins until the whites are cooked, but yolk still oozes.
8. Before the eggs are done, tear pieces of mozzarella/feta/goat cheese and dot all over the sauce. Place the lid back on.
9. Once cheese has melted and eggs cooked to preference, sprinkle on cilantro and basil shreds.
10. Serve with some crusty bread or Pita!

Some notes for this recipe-
-USE AN APRON and the lid to the pan! This sauce will splatter all over the place.
-You may also sub the cheese with any cheese of your liking. I'm obsessed with goat cheese and this stuff was so creamy and melty in this recipe. I only added a bit to my bowl, as I didn't know how my parents would like the intense flavor of the goat cheese.
- Like I always say, be as creative as you like, especially with this homey dish. Some recipes drop in a bunch of spinach or arugula to add some green freshness to it! I'm thinking I'll even crumble some good 'ol pork sausage into this next time. Mmmmm!

1 comment:

  1. This is a good dish for a rainy day. I did mine with whole tomatoes and a little panchetta . Thank you for this recipe