Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

Drew and I save a lot of money by buying bulk items at Costco like cheeses, eggs and proteins. While saving money is great, it can be challenging to come up with new ways to cook the same ingredients every week. That's what makes this recipe so great. Most of these ingredients are always in our pantry or fridge yet it's a very unique and flavorful dish. Did I mention that we love eggs and breakfast dishes for dinner?

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
5 Anaheim chiles or 3 jalapeƱos, stemmed,
seeded, and finely chopped
1 small yellow onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. paprika
1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes,
Kosher salt, to taste
8 eggs
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
Warm pita, for serving

1. Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add chiles and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and paprika, and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is soft, about 2 more minutes.

2. Put tomatoes and their liquid into a medium bowl and crush with your hands. Add crushed tomatoes and their liquid to skillet along with 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, about 20 minutes. Season sauce with salt.

3. Crack eggs over sauce so that eggs are evenly distributed across sauce's surface. Cover skillet and cook until yolks are just set, about 5 minutes. Using a spoon, baste the whites of the eggs with tomato mixture, being careful not to disturb the yolk. Sprinkle shakshuka with feta and parsley and serve with pita, for dipping.

SERVES 4 – 6

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