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Shak(-shuka) It Off!


  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 can of tomato paste (7 oz.)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (14 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ cup shredded cheese

  • Crusty bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Warm the oil in a large pan over medium heat.

  3. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, garlic, and salt. Cook, stirring often until the onions are tender and golden, for 4 minutes.

  4. Add the tomato paste, cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.

  5. Pour in the can of crushed tomatoes and add the cilantro. Stir, and let the mixture come to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.

  6. Turn off the heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Make gaps within the mixture and crack the egg directly into it. Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs.

  7. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the eggs, and sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese.

  8. Carefully transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, checking often once you reach 8 minutes.

  9. After taking the pan out of the oven, top with fresh cilantro leaves.

  10. Serve with bread of choice!

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