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Shakshuka with Harissa Spice

by Christine Tura on March 23, 2016

Looking for an exciting dish to satisfy your food palate? Have a taste of this mouth-watering dish originating from North Africa. A healthy dish of eggs poached in a tasty sauce of tomatoes, pepper, onion, with a spicy aromatic touch of harissa spice.

Serves 2


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 28oz can crushed tomatoes (or whole plum tomatoes chopped in the food processor)
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cilantro & parsley for garnish
  • Optional: fresh baked bread or pita for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a cast iron pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add onions and bell pepper and cook until onions have softened and become translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
  3. Add paprika, sugar, harissa, and tomato paste and toss to combine. Add tomatoes and stir.
  4. Let simmer until tomatoes begin to thicken and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  5. Create nests in the tomato stew for the eggs and crack an egg into each nest.
  6. Transfer cast iron to the oven and bake until eggs are set, about 5-10 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and parsley.
  8. Optional: Serve with fresh baked bread or pita for dunking


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Source: Karalydon