Shakshuka | Eggs Poached in Spiced Tomato Sauce {recipe} – Feel the Fear

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shakshuka in bowls

shakshuka, plated in bowls

Shakshuka | Eggs Poached in Spiced Tomato Sauce {recipe}

serves 4


2 tablespoons light cooking oil like grapeseed or canola oil
1 onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup chopped)
3-4 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 roasted red pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
salt and pepper (to taste)
4-6 eggs
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
chopped Italian parsley
serve alongside: additional crumbled feta cheese and chopped parsley, hot chili sauce, herbed yogurt, olives


Heat oven to 350°F.

Heat oil in a skillet with high sides over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft and very lightly golden brown. Add roasted red pepper, cumin, and paprika, and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.

Pour tomatoes and their liquid into the pan. Using a wooden spoon, carefully crush the tomatoes against the bottom and sides of the pan. Cook until heated through (and all the tomatoes are crushed), about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Crack eggs into sauce. You may need to use a spoon to gently push eggs into the sauce, taking care not to break the yolks. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top, pushing some of the feta cheese into the sauce. Transfer pan to oven and bake until eggs are set, about 5-7 minutes. Remove pan from oven, sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve alongside hot chili sauce, herbed yogurt, and olives.

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  • H.C.

    LOL @ WebMD reference, for me, it seems every symptom will somehow steer me towards a cancer diagnosis. Bummers to hear about your hazelnut allergy though — everyone (not deathly allergic to them) needs a little nutella/gianduja in their lives.

    And your sultry shakshuka makes my egg in a purgatory seem so plain jane (that you’d half expect to see on the likes of Maury or Jerry Springer).

  • DHo

    I swear, I will never bake you a hazelnut cake ever again. And I would totally go to the ER with you if you needed it!

    • DHo

      Or, you know, didn’t need it, but still wanted to go because, well, reassurance.

      • TheDelicious

        ^ this comment = you totally know me.

  • Doggfather

    It’s Murphy’s Law that medical emergencies strike past midnight. It’s some kinda Cinderella inverse law but how disappointing it is when Prince Charmin snores through the fear! The anxiety! The loneliness! But you made it & you’re eating out again & eating love apples how very fitting or should I say fatting lol

  • Ricky

    I can feel for you. My mom is heavily allergic to parsley, try to avoid that in a restaurant.

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