Global Breakfasts: Shakshuka


Yield: 4 servings


3 tablespoons canola oil

2 medium yellow onions, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped

1 large jalapeño pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped

7 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 cup tomato paste

One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand

1 bay leaf

2 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground caraway

4 large eggs

Method of Preparation

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and sauté over medium heat until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Add the bell peppers and jalapeño and cook just until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and sauté for another 2 minutes.

3. Slowly pour in the tomatoes. Stir in the bay leaf, sugar, salt, paprika, cumin, pepper, and caraway and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Crack the eggs into the tomato mixture. Cover and simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the whites of the eggs are no longer translucent.

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