Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning or early afternoon. I decided not to do my usually brunch routine..
Instead I wanted to try my hand at making Shakshuka. This dish is composed of eggs poached or baked in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions and spices. This is originally a Middle Eastern dish that is eaten for breakfast but it’s so hearty that it can easily be a brunch, lunch or dinner meal as well.
- 10″ cast iron skillet
- 3 large eggs
- dozen Roma tomatoes (12) or you can just use a can of tomato sauce
- mini sweet bell peppers
- small onion
- sliced mushrooms
- crumbled goat cheese
- spices of your choice
- bunch of cilantro
Preheat your oven to 375F.
I start by slicing up a half of an onion and some mini bell peppers. Tossing them in my skillet with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and letting it cook down for about 5-7 minutes.
I decided to add my spices next. You of course can choose whatever spices you like. I wanted to try this blend.
After that I add my tomato sauce (I make my own sauce which just consists of me boiling some Roma tomatoes and then putting them in my food processor to make a puree). I add the tomato sauce along with some sliced Roma tomatoes and some sliced mushrooms. I then make a few tiny spots in the skillet and then add my eggs. I sprinkle some cheese on top and then add to the oven for 7-10 minutes on 375F degrees.
After the eggs have baked I then take my cilantro and scatter that on top to complete the meal.
I took some arugula and placed my baked egg on top to make a sort of salad.
A nice delicious brisk brunch made in minimal time!