Travel Noire Eats & Recipes:
Here's how to make Shakshuka, a Tunisian dish of poached eggs in tomato sauce that is delicious & surprisingly simple.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 cans (14 oz.- 400g each) diced tomatoes
2 tbsp (30g) tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika chili flakes, to taste
1 tsp sugar salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh parsley/cilantro for garnish
Feta cheese for garnish
Heat olive oil in a 12 inch (30cm) frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften. Stir in garlic.
Add red bell pepper and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat until softened.
Stir in tomato paste and diced tomatoes and add all the spices and sugar.
Season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes until it starts to reduce.
Adjust the seasonings according to your tastes, add more chili flakes for a spicier sauce.
Crack the eggs over the tomato mixture. Cover the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked.
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Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and serve with crusty bread or pita.