Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Eggs Poached In Tomato Sauce

The internet recipe I found said this dish is a favorite in Israel. Shakshuka is very much like "eggs in purgatory" favored by the Italians (and me) but with the addition of chick peas and feta cheese -- two of my favorite ingredients and foods. Basically you start the dish by making a spicy tomato sauce. Onions, garlic an a chopped jalapeno go into a pan of olive oil to sauté for about 8 minutes. Those aromatics are followed by a drained can of chick peas, paprika and cumin and another 2 minutes of sautéing. Next you add in a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes with their juice and let the pan simmer for 15 minutes. Dot the sauce with crumbled feta cheese and nestle 6 - 8 eggs into the sauce before popping the frying pan into a 425º over for about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro before serving with warm bread.

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