I think I first found this recipe when looking for ideas for a spicy tomato sauce. This appears to be a North African dish primarily but is also popular in Jewish cuisine. This was an accidental discovery and the original recipe is here. We hadn’t eaten it for a while and then I found this blog post by pwpantry, this inspired me to try it yet again but with chorizo this time. It was even nicer than last time we had it and definitely one to try again.


Olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (I used fenugreek seeds this time)
1 onion, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
2 peppers, one each of red and yellow
Handful of chorizo, chopped (I used half a link)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
400g tinned chopped tomatoes
1 egg per person

Heat the oil in a oven proof pan and lightly roast the spice seeds without allowing them to burn. Add the onion and fry until softened and starting to colour. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.


Turn the heat right down and add the peppers, stir regularly and add the chorizo after 15 minutes. Continue to cook on a low heat until the chorizo starts to brown, add the tomatoes and paprika, stir well and simmer gently for 10 minutes.



Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4. Make a hollow in the tomato stew and crack in an egg. Repeat as necessary! Put into the oven for about 10 minutes until the eggs are cooked but the yolks are runny.


This is lovely with fresh bread and we’ve also had it with rice before, the chorizo was a really good addition and is likely to become permanent fixture!


5 thoughts on “Shakshouka

Leave thoughts, tips, tweaks and general comments here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s