OH MY GOD!!!!! IT’S -16ºC OUTSIDE!!!!!! I didn’t really go out, other than like literally 2 steps out of the door just to put bottles and cans in the recycling bin. And within those few steps, I was already halfway frozen.

On a cold day like this, I always need warm meals. Maybe spicy too.  I’ve always wanted to try and make shakshuka, and today was the perfect day…

1 chili pepper, deseeded, chopped
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
Salt, to taste
1 egg
Chopped parsley

1. Put tomatoes and their liquid into a medium bowl and crush with your hands.

2. Heat oil in a skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high. Cookchili peppers and onions until soft and golden brown. Add garlic, cumin, and paprika, and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is soft, about 2 more minutes.

3. Add crushed tomatoes and their liquid plus 1-2 tbs water. Reduce heat to medium, and let it simmer (stir occasionally), until thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Season sauce with salt.

4. Crack eggs over it. Cover pan and cook until yolks are just set, about 5 minutes. Using a spoon, baste the egg whites with tomato mixture. Sprinkle shakshuka with chopped parsley

I might add a tad too much chili in mine. But it was ok for today. It kept me warm.

Bon appétit!

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