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Shakshuka (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) Recipe

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time50 mins

 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
 1 ½ tbsp sweet Hungarian or smoked Spanish paprika
 2 tsp whole or ground cumin seed
 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by squeezing between your fingers or with a pastry blender (see note)
 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
 1 large red pepper (bell pepper for milder heat, or a hotter variety, such as red horned pepper, depending on your heat preference), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 1 fresh small hot chili (such as jalapeƱo, serrano, or Fresno), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 23 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
 6 eggs
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 Large handful minced cilantro, parsley, or a mix
 Sliced oil-cured black olives, feta cheese, or artichoke hearts, for serving (all optional)
 Crusty bread, for serving

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6