I just love when we start talking about comfort food. When you need to serve a crowd- it is hard to go past this vibrant yet homely Shashuka- middle eastern baked eggs. Absolutely perfect for a cozy breakfast- but honestly- it is just as at home on the dinner table.
Zingy with a blanket of feta, cumin and paprika, Shashuka is jam-packed with veggie goodness. You can make this as a one pan wonder- or- even get creative and make the tomato mixture ahead of time. Either way- you'll be using that crusty bread to soak up those last bits of yum.
What you need:
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbs raw sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 can diced tomatoes
1 ½ cups feta, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped coriander for serving
Heat oven to 180 degrees C.
Heat a glug of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, until shimmering. Add onion and capsicum and cook until very soft. Add garlic and spices and cook for a further minute. Pour in the tomatoes, add sugar and season with salt and pepper.
Simmer until tomatoes have thickened (about 10 minutes). Stir in crumbled feta, and then re-season if necessary.
Gently crack eggs over the tomato sauce. Season eggs. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until eggs are just set (6-8 minutes). Sprinkle with coriander to serve and enjoy immediately with crusty bread.