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The ultimate brunch dish - an exotic and delicious North African dish called shakshouka that goes really well with some pita or sourdough bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2


  • 4 or 5 eggs depending
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • Handful of chopped black olives
  • Handful of coriander and or parsley


  • Heat up a skillet or frying pan with a splash of oil, and sauté the onions and garlic.
  • Add in the peppers to the pan and cook until gently softened.
  • Add in the spices, and salt and pepper to taste, and gently stir to mix well.
  • Mix in the tin of chopped tomatoes and combine thoroughly, and add in some water to allow it to slowly simmer on a medium to low heat for around 10 mins.
  • When everything is nicely soft, make a few dents in the veggies for your eggs to go. Cover with a lid and let them poach slowly in the pan.
  • Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, take it off the heat and top with some black olives and fresh coriander.