This is a great way to prepare tomatoes and egg. This flavorful dish, called Shakshuka, is popular in Israel. When researching this fantastic dish, some sources indicated that its origin is Israel, though others indicated that it may have been brought to Israel by Tunisian immigrants. In any case, it’s delicious! I like to serve it with Israeli couscous and a small green salad with a simple lemon vinaigrette. I hope you’ll try this dish!
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely grated or minced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
2 14-oz cans diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute 3 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic and continue to saute for another 30 seconds. Add bell pepper to the onion mixture; saute for 7 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Simmer for about 6 minutes, until mixture thickens. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired (I add about 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 ground black pepper) . Crack the eggs evenly over the sauce. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Simmer gently for 10 to 15 minutes, until eggs are cooked to your liking. Remove from heat, garnish with parsley. Serve out of the skillet at the table.