Brisk Brunch Ideas: Shakshuka

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.

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I used:

  • 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.

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A nice delicious brisk brunch made in minimal time!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this egg dish – Have it often. Great post.


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