Eggless Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish made with a tomato based sauce and poached eggs.. typically eaten for breakfast, but quite popular for any time of the day.

I’d been meaning to make Eggless Shakshuka for a long time.. and finally made it with Tofu. I used 2 kinds of tofu.

I also baked a batch of French bread, which is one of my son’s favorite, and Cheesy Mushrooms, which my other son’s favorite. The three together was a perfect combo!

Shakshuka is cooked on stove top and then place in the oven for the protein to cook. So use a pan that is oven safe. If you dont have an oven or just want to make it stove top, you can cover the pan with a lid towards the end.

What you’ll need:

  • Red Onion, finely chopped – 1
  • Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped – 1
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Mushroom stems, finely chopped (optional, I used them since I had them from the cheesy mushrooms)
  • Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
  • Paprika – 2 tsp
  • Chili Powder (optional) – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Diced Tomatoes – 29 oz (two 14.5 oz cans)
  • Firm Tofu – 1 block
  • Siracha Tofu – 1 pack
  • Fresh Cilantro or Parsley, finely chopped.

Method:

  1. In the large wide pan, saute the Onion until it starts to slightly caramelize.
  2. Add the finely chopped Bell Peppers, Garlic and Mushrooms. Saute for about 5 minutes.

3. Add the Cumin Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder, Salt and Pepper. Mix and Saute for a couple more minutes.

4. Add the Diced Tomatoes, Mix and cook for another 5 minutes.

5. Cut the Tofu into large squares and place them in the sauce. Use the ladle to make small well if needed. I used Plain and Siracha Tofu, just for some spice, since I didnt put Chili Powder.

6. You can sprinkle with some shredded cheese on top if you like. Place the pan in a 400 deg F oven and bake for about 10 mins. If not using an oven, cover the pan with lid and let cook for about 5-6 minutes.

Once you take out of the oven, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro or parsley. I didnt have them on hand, so use an herb mix.

Enjoy with freshly baked bread!!

Recipe for French Bread – https://thibu.com/french-bread/

Recipe for Cheesy Mushrooms – https://thibu.com/cheesy-mushrooms/

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