My brother sent me this recipe/video from the NY Times and I had to make it! I was home visiting my mom for Mother’s Day and pulled together my own version of Shakshuka, a classic Middle Eastern dish. Boy was it delicious!


– 1 chopped onion
– 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon cayenne (or similar hot spice)
– 3 or 4 small chopped peppers
– 1 chopped medium tomato
– 1 small can tomato paste
– 1 small can tomato sauce
– Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 8 eggs
– salt & pepper
– hot sauce (for serving)

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat oil over medium/low heat, add onions and peppers and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook til tender, then add cumin, paprika and cayenne. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce and cook for 10-15 minutes. Season with Salt and Pepper.

Crack 6-8 eggs over tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Bake in oven for 7-10 minutes until eggs are set.

Serve with hot sauce and enjoy!