Shakshuka, breakfast recipe where eggs are cooked in spicy tomato sauce and served with toasted artisan bread. Perfect warm spicy breakfast for winter.
I usually make Egg tomato curry for dinner, but eating it for breakfast is my first time. I have been looking at this popular middle eastern breakfast, Shakshuka, where eggs are cooked in spicy tomato sauce. It sounds so similar with Indian recipe, but instead of using boiled eggs, the eggs are poached immediately in the same pan.
Finally, I get the chances to try this middle eastern breakfast, Shakshuka, and out of my expectation, Dydy is loving it. Well, the spices and ingredients are pretty close with Indian version, and middle eastern is a neighbour to India. I just didn’t expect that the response will be this great.
During this winter period, I have been searching different healthy and easy breakfast alternatives to make that would suit both of us. Before, I will just buy bread and toast it every morning. If it’s not bread, I would just cook oats, and sometimes bacon and egg in the weekend.
After 1 year of normal bread-oats-breakfast routine, Dydy just told me how he hate to eat bread or oats in the morning, and he has been suffering for 1 year without telling me as he doesn’t want to make me wake up early to make breakfast. How sweet and sad at the same time.
Growing up, I always have the same breakfast everyday, congee, oats or fried noodle during weekdays. For weekends, we would go out for breakfast. Now, the thought of suddenly changing my breakfast sounds taunting at first, as I don’t know what other breakfast alternatives I could make. Dydy don’t like congee, oats or bread. I even tried cereal, but it’s a big no no.
The only thing he love is bacon egg and sausage, and noodles. We all know how unhealthy it is to eat all those greasy stuffs everydays. Once a week for weekend would be good as a weekend breakfast treats. Absolutely, not an everyday meal.
I even tried to cook oats in different ways, like adding cinnamon, or carrot, or chocolate in it. Nothing really works. Therefore, recently, I make healthy muffins instead, like my carrot cake muffins the other day. Besides sweet muffins, I would also make savoury muffins like spiced breakfast muffin cups with sausages and veggies, mini spinach and ham quiche, and bacon and eggs in crispy cup.
I found out about this Shakshuka recently, and I couldn’t wait to try it with toasted bread. It is delicious, and healthy as well with so much tomato. Besides that, it is so easy to make in the morning, that I don’t have to wake up too early in the morning to just make breakfast.
To make this shakshuka, start with heat up oil in a pan, and fry onion until slightly transparent, and add garlics until it is flavoursome.
Then, add chopped tomatoes along with cumin powder and chilli powder.
Cook until tomato starts to turn mushy. Add 1/2 cup of water, and continue to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until tomato is soft and turn into slightly thick paste. Add salt according to your taste.
Crack 3 eggs in the tomato sauce.
Continue to cook until eggs are set. Once the egg yolk are set, you could use spoon to break the egg white and mix around, or just leave it until egg whites are set. I personally like to break it.
Serve warm with toasted bread.
If you are looking for more winter breakfast, I also make spicy ham and potato breakfast casserole, breakfast tacos with bacon and egg, breakfasts puffs in 3 ways, mushroom and jalapeno frittata with cream cheese, and teriyaki chicken noodles.
- 3 eggs
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlics, finely mince
- 2 big tomato (around 500g)
- ¾ teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder
- ½ cup water
- salt to taste
- Heat up oil in a pan, and fry onion until slightly transparent.
- Add garlics until it is flavoursome.
- Then, add chopped tomatoes along with cumin powder and chilli powder.
- Cook until tomato starts to turn mushy.
- Add ½ cup of water, and continue to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until tomato is soft and turn into slightly thick paste. Add salt according to your taste.
- Crack 3 eggs in the tomato sauce.
- Continue to cook until eggs are set. Once the egg yolk are set, you could use spoon to break the egg white and mix around, or just leave it until egg whites are set. I personally like to break it.
- Serve warm with toasted bread.