North African Shakshuka

By Darryl Payne, Jr. – September 1, 2016
Photography by Weston Carls

What You Need

3 jalapeños, finely chopped
1 small yellow onion, chopped
8 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon paprika
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, save the juice
5 eggs
1⁄2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 cup fresh baby spinach, loosely packed,
thinly chopped
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon sea salt
Warmed pita bread, no pocket

How to Make It

For this recipe, a cast iron skillet will work best.
1. Heat your oven to a low broil.
2. Heat the skillet over a medium high heat and saute onions and peppers in one tablespoon of olive oil until caramelized, then add the garlic and continuously stir until soft and fragrant.
3. Stir in the cumin, paprika and salt, then, add the tomatoes and its juices to the skillet on a reduced, medium heat.
4. Stir until the sauce thickens slightly, or 15 minutes.
5. Spread the spinach across the top of the skillet and form five evenly spaced pockets for the eggs to be cracked into.
6. Evenly spread the parsley and goat cheese and place under the broiler for 10 minutes or until the yolks of the eggs are slightly runny (think medium poach).
7. Serve with the warmed pita bread.

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What You Need

1 teaspoon matcha powder
3 tablespoons hot water
1 cup soy milk, sweetened
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3 each cardamom pods, crushed
1 piece fresh ginger, 1-inch and crushed
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp pink peppercorns
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