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My favorite spicy egg dish! Saucy with some heat and delicious eggs in purgatory with fresh basil! Enjoy Prego® Farmers' Market #PickedAtPeak | ethnicspoon.com
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Spicy Shakshuka Recipe

Spicy and delicious eggs in purgatory with fresh basil!  Serve this with a nice crusty bread.

Course Main dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword eggs in tomato sauce, how to poach an egg, poach an egg in a pan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 2
Calories 112 kcal



  1. In a sauce pan on medium heat, bring the sauce to a slow boil.
  2. Add the nutmeg, red pepper flakes, and stir.
  3. To poach the eggs:
  4. Place each egg in a ramekin
  5. In a small saucepan place 1" of water, salt and vinegar and slowly bring to a temperature of 180'F.
  6. Carefully swirl the water and slide each egg in to the water. continue to gently swirl a few more times. Cook for about 4 minutes for a medium yolk.
  7. Once the sauce is thoroughly heated, transfer ¾ cup of sauce to each bowl.
  8. Remove egg from water with a slotted spoon and gently slide an egg into each bowl.
  9. Sprinkle with basil strip and red pepper flakes.
  10. Enjoy with plenty of crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shakshuka Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 2226mg97%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Vitamin C 12.9mg16%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.