My angel of a boss, Cindy, gave me a beautiful cookbook for Christmas. It’s called Breakfast for Dinner, and it’s unreal. There are so many amazing and creative recipes that it was nearly impossible for me to choose which one to make first.



Shakshuka is basically eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s super simple, but hearty enough for dinner and it’s even better when you mop up all the extra sauce with naan.







This would be a perfect brunch dish to go along with your inevitable hangover on New Year’s Day.


adapted from Breakfast for Dinner

serves 6

4 tbsp butter

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped

1 jalapeno

1/2 c. vegetable broth

10 fresh basil leaves

1/2 c. crumbled feta

6 medium sized eggs

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add chopped onion and peppers and cook until soft and light golden brown in color. Next, add tomatoes + their juice, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, dried oregano and simmer on low heat until the sauce has thickened.

Crack the eggs on top of the sauce, then cover with a lid and cook for 9 minutes, or until whites are completely set and the yolk is still a bit runny. Take off the heat and sprinkle feta + chopped basil.

Serve immediately.



6 thoughts on “Shakshuka

  1. This was a spectacular dish. I don’t think it took more than a half hour to make and was so good, you could easily eat tooooo much. I don’t think Sam actually used more than a 1.5 tbsp of butter and it easily served 4-6. Plus it’s a one pot dish, not much clean up and it presents really well

    I are the leftovers, saved the sauce and will poach a couple of eggs New Year’s Day.

    Thanks for sharing this. You’re a great kid!

    • Devon!

      I’m only 17 days late to your comment 🙂

      I feel like this would be a perfect dish for you. It’s vegetarian, light and super hearty.

      If you do try it, let me know how it turns out!

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