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Friday, June 27, 2014

Recipe: Shakshuka


Homemade cafe-style food. 

It's no news that I super adore all-day-brunch, especially my eggs. <3 However, we know how ridiculously pricey cafe menu can be now. :/ So instead of beating the crowd to be at your favourite cafe, why not create the same food at home for your love ones? ^^



Shakshuka. 

I'm EXTREMELY picky when comes to eggs. There are so many ways to prepare that one egg. But I like my egg to be runny. 

Shakshuka may be a very foreign name to most of us. Maybe baked eggs will be more familiar? Although, the eggs weren't exactly baked. LOL. 

It is basically a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoeschili peppers, and onions. It is believed to have a Tunisian origin! 


Ingredients (serves 4):

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, de-seeded and sliced thinly
Japanese cucumber, cubed
1 firm tofu, cubed
3 garlic cloves, diced
1 can button mushroom, sliced thinly
1 can baked beans (I used spicy baked beans)
5 Tbsp tomato paste with tomato purée 
3 large eggs

any bread to serve (best if toasted)

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion, garlic and bell peppers, cook for a minute or so until fragrant. 
2. Add in the Japanese cucumber, tofu and mushroom. Stir-fry for about 10 minutes. 
3. Pour in the baked beans and  tomato paste. Let simmer for another 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. 
4. Gently crack in the eggs evenly around the pan over the sauce. Let it simmer until the eggs are just set, about 5 minutes. 
5. Serve with lots of toasted bread/pita to mop up the sauce.



Poached eggs or Eggs Benedict used to be my must-order whenever I'm in cafes. Wells, it gets boring after some time I admit. :/ AND IT IS FRUSTRATING WHEN THE EGGS DO NOT FLOW. 

LOL! 

I'm sure fellow egg lovers understand ya? 

Anyway, so after I tried Wild Honey's Tunisian Breakfast. I'm a total convert. I swear to baked eggs whenever I chance upon it on the menu (BUT IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO FIND ON THE MENU! WHY WHY?!) Oh. Pita Pan has great Shakshuka of different style as well! 

Unlike the usual Shakshuka that you find outside, I have decided to do away with feta cheese and all the other heavy spices or cream. Just the good ol' eggs with my favourite tomato paste. ^^ I've decided to throw in a can of baked beans too and it worked brilliant!! I guess, healthier for sure as well! :D

The boy loves my version just as much! Teehee.. and that's the most important for me. <3 


Omg.. runny yolk on bread. *.* 

Are you a runny yolk fans too? 

Love,
Lirong. 

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