Hey guys! We’re still on a little bit of a high from our book release yesterday, yay! Since its been a little chilly in LA (apologies to everyone not in California that finds me calling our weather “chilly” extremely annoying!!) I’ve been indulging in shakshuka lately. I love this stuff. Nothing like a flavorful, aromatic and stewy tomato sitch, topped with runny eggs to really hit the spot on a cold day.
While I really love shakshuka, I also like things with a lot of texture, so I’ll usually add something to “bulk” it up a bit. I had originally planned to add garbanzo beans to this recipe, but when it came time to meet at the studio and shoot the dish, I realized I totally forgot to bring some with me! So a quick little scan of our pantry led me to a lonely can of hominy lying around. Turns out, shakshuka with hominy is delicious! Yay for happy mistakes!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy chilly day meal that’s hearty but not heavy, this simple shakshuka with hominy and feta is a really great option. Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Individual Shakshuka with Hominy and Feta
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons diced yellow onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
1/2 cup canned and drained hominy (or chick peas)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 large eggs
1 ounce feta, crumbled
fresh chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
1. Pour oil into a large skillet and place over medium-high heat. Sauté onions, garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeno for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions become translucent.
2. Add cumin and coriander and season with salt and pepper.
3. Lower heat to medium and stir in hominy and sauté for 1 minute.
4. Stir tomato paste and tomatoes to mixture and continue to stir until sauce is smooth. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Crack each egg into a small ramekin, one at a time.
6. Carefully drop each egg into the skillet.
7. Cover and continue to cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until all whites have set and yolks are still runny. Top with feta and cilantro and lightly season with salt and pepper. Serve. Remove from heat and serve with crusty bread or grilled naan.