Olive oilcoconut oil, sesame oil, butter, or whatever floats your boat to coat your pan!
1/2white onion or 2 shallotsdiced
2scallionsgreens and whites
2clovesat least, add more if you know what's good for ya' garlic, grated or minced
1-2green bell peppersdiced
1cupof chopped or diced green chilies of choiceI like Hungarian wax in this recipe
1-2handfuls of greens of choice
Any additional vegetables like okraasparagus, green beans
1bunch of cilantrochopped with stems (any fresh green herb will do if you don't like cilantro)
Fetagoat cheese, farmer's cheese, or soft tofu
White pepper to taste
Salt to taste
A pinch of cumin
Juice from 1 lemon
Coat a pan (cast-iron skillet is the way to go, but any heavy bottomed pan with high sides is fine) with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add your onions and scallions, chilies, and tomatoes. Scoot them around until they are nice and fragrant and shiny. Green tomatoes are very firm and don't give off the same amount of moisture as red ones! Lower the heat to medium and add a hearty pinch of kosher salt. If you want to add garlic (and you should!), add in 2-3 minced or grated garlic gloves with the salt.
Add the bell peppers and zucchini and let them cook about 1 minute, stirring once. Add any other green vegetables you're working with, the wine, the vegetable broth, another pinch of salt, and your greens and half of your cilantro. Stir it around and reduce your heat to low. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the liquid has reduced by at least half.
Add cumin, half of the lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and stir your vegetables around, creating little nests for your eggs. Working one at a time, crack your egg into a glass and pour into the nests in the skillet. Cover your skillet, turn the heat to medium-low, and check for whites to set and yolks to slightly jiggle, about 5-8 minutes. Take the skillet off heat, crumble on feta, cilantro (chives, parsley, and mint would be lovely as well), some flaky sea salt, and squeeze on the rest of the lemon juice.
Enjoy! Shakshuka is traditionally served with harrisa or zhug, but a tomatillo salsa or green sriracha will substitute fine!
Southern-Style Shakshuka https://bhamnow.com/2017/09/01/green-tomatoes-eggs-southern-shakshuka/ September 1, 2017