“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” We’ve heard that saying a million times, and we even use it ourselves as we try and get out kids to eat their soggy Cheerios before school. But what happens if you eat breakfast for dinner? Does it feel like you’re time-travelling to the future, or reliving the past? This calls for an experiment! And we’ve got the perfect recipe to help you end the day in the finest way, and make you look forward to waking up in the morning.
This simple and delicious Shakshuka takes only 30 minutes to prepare, uses only a few ingredients, and the spice level can be easily adjusted to your tolerance – or those around you.
For Breakfast Dinner, You’ll Need:
- 4 Eggs
- 1 1/2 oz. Feta Cheese
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (398ml)
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 4g Za’atar
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 3 Sprigs Parsley
- 1 Thai Red Chili (Adjust to your preference!)
Prepare the Ingredients
- Preheat the oven to 450F
- Cut the bell pepper into 1/2 inch strips
- Mince the Garlic
- Halve, peel, and medium-dice the yellow onion
- Pick the parsley leaves
- Remove the stems and seeds from the Thai Red Chili, then finely slice
Cook the Tomato Sauce
- In a large oven-proof pan, add 1 Tbsp. cooking oil over medium-high heat
- When the oil starts to shimmer, add the yellow onion, and red bell pepper.
- Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are beginning to brown and soften
- Add the diced tomatoes, and 1/4 Cup of warm water. Bring to a boil and cover with a tight-fitting lid
- Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 8 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat.
Cook the Shakshuka
- Using a spoon, make 4 wells in the tomato sauce.
- Crack the eggs into the wells.
- Bring the sauce back to a gentle boil, and move the pan onto the upper oven rack
- Cook for 7 to 10 minutes for a soft yolk, or continue cooking to your desired doneness
Plate and Serve
- Plate the Shakshuka with the za’atar, feta cheese, and parsley sprinkled on top. We may never know if breakfast for dinner is the most important meal of the day, but we’ll just have to keep trying to find out – at the very least you’ll get to eat the day’s best meal twice! So shake up that boring routine you’ve been stuck in, and see how Shakshuka in the evening makes you feel.