Stout Shakshuka

Recipe by Jackie Dodd

Serves: makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet white onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons hot pickled peppers
  • 3/4 cup, plus 1/4 cup stout or porter
  • 1 pound crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • pita, flatbread or naan for serving

Instructions:

1. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and bell peppers, cook until softened and the onions start to brown, about 10 minutes.

2. Stir in the pickled peppers and ¾ cup beer, simmer until the beer is almost gone and the pan starts to look dry, about 10 minutes. 
 
3. Stir in the tomatoes, remaining ¼ cup beer, salt, black pepper, chili powder, garlic, smoked paprika and cumin. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. 
 
4. With a spoon, make six wells in the sauce evenly across the pan; add a cracked egg to each well.
 
5. Turn heat to medium-low, cover loosely with a lid and simmer until the egg whites have set but the yolks are still soft, 15-20 minutes. (For quicker cooking, place skillet in a 350° F oven for 8-10 minutes or until egg whites are cooked.)  
   
6. Remove from heat, sprinkle with feta and cilantro, and serve with pita, flatbread or naan.