Shakshuka – Moroccan Poached Eggs In Spiced Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is a dish that was originally served in the Mediterranean culture. It is a dish of eggs cooked by poaching in a tomato sauce. The dish is made tastier with the special seasonings added into it, such as cayenne, paprika, coriander, and cumin. This could be a great dinner to be served on a weeknight with your family. This recipe takes about 15-20 minutes. Serves 6.


• 4 cups tomatoes (crushed)
• 10 garlic cloves (coarsely chopped)
• 6-12 eggs (depends on how big your pan is)
• 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
• 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
• 1/2 tsp ground cumin
• 2 tsp light brown sugar
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 pinch cinnamon


Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Add olive oil and let it heat.
Saute garlic for a minute.
Add seasonings – cayenne pepper, paprika, ground coriander seeds, ground cumin, cinnamon, and black pepper.
Mix until well combined with the oil for 30 seconds.
Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, and salt.
Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Once it boils, crack open the eggs into the sauce.
Cover the lid and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
Add a little bit of salt to taste and chopped parsley for garnishing.
Remove from heat.
Serve and enjoy!

Shakshuka - Moroccan Poached Eggs In Spiced Tomato Sauce
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