Shakshuka that's a Looker
This warming breakfast is healthy and hearty enough to keep you cozy through this rainy weather. This dish is made of fresh eggs baked in a rich tomato sauce and is budget friendly at less than $5 a serve. Easily make this dish gluten-free by using gluten-free bread or leaving out the toast altogether.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Recipe for 2
Easy to make
• 1 can (400g) red kidney beans (optional, skip for fussy eaters)
• 1 can (400g) lentils
• 1 can (400g) diced tomato
• 1 sachet (50g) tomato paste
• 1 red onion
• 4 eggs
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 big pinch grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
• 4 slices bread as a side (optional, I like a chewy, crunchy sourdough, or pane di casa)
• 1 small handful assorted herbs to serve (I use basil, spring onion, parsley and sage)
• chopping board
• chopping knife
• fine-mesh sieve
• medium frying pan or shallow skillet with a lid
• measuring spoons
• cooking spoon
- Prepare the ingredients
Peel the garlic and chop into small pieces. It doesn’t really matter if there are some bigger chunks, there is no need to mince. Chop the onion. Drain and rinse the lentils and kidney beans. Finely grate the parmesan if not already grated.
- Begin the cooking
Heat the frying pan over medium heat and add the olive oil, chilli flakes (optional), the garlic and onion. Stir regularly to prevent burning.
- Add to the flavour base
Once the onion has softened and the garlic is fragrant add the kidney beans, lentils, diced tomato, tomato paste and parmesan. Stir to combine.
- Egg time
Once the tomato mixture starts to simmer gently, use your stirring spoon to make a small well on one side of the pan and crack an egg into the well. Repeat on the other side. Cover the pan with the lid and reduce to the lowest possible heat. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the egg white is cooked. Be careful not to boil as this will make the egg tough.
- Toast time (optional)
While the eggs are cooking it's a good time to toast your bread. Alternatively, you may want to toast up some corn tortillas or other GF option.
- Serve and enjoy
Sprinkle the shakshuka with torn herbs and a little extra parmesan. Serve with the bread or GF alternative on the side to dip into the runny egg yolk. Yum!
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