Spicy Shakshuka

Recipes courtesy of clarencecourt.co.uk. Photography: David Loftus Food Stylists: Pip Spence & Libby Silbermann

A warming dish with extra spice and a rich tomato sauce. Enjoy with slices of crusty bread or toasted pittas.

  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • Olive or rapeseed oil
  • 2 tsps sweet paprika
  • 2 tsps turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 2 tsps chilli flakes (optional, the harissa has chilli in too)
  • 2 red peppers, sliced (optional)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tins cherry tomatoes
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Splash of maple syrup
  • 4-6 Clarence Court hens eggs
  • Parsley and coriander, roughly chopped
  • Add the red onions, olive oil and spices to the pan and cook slowly for about 10 minutes until the onion has softened and the spices are aromatic. Add the peppers if using and garlic cloves and toss in the spiced oil. After another few minutes tip both tins of cherry tomatoes into the pan, add the vinegar and maple syrup and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Taste and add more harissa or chilli if needed and remove the garlic cloves. Make a small dent in the sauce and break the eggs into them. Season each egg generously with salt and black pepper. Turn the heat right down as low as possible on your smallest burner and cover the pan tightly. Continue to cook for 7 to 10 minutes until eggs are just set. Sprinkle generously with parsley and coriander and serve with bread or pittas.
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