From My Kitchen: Mexican Shakshuka

We are about to enter Phase 2 to slowly go back to normal here in New York City, after the Stay-At-Home order from Governor Cuomo. I don’t know about you, but the “Quarantine 15” is real. I don’t know many people who didn’t gain at least a little bit of weight, after having been home for weeks on end. I’m going to have to watch what I eat at least for now, maybe walk for 30 minutes a day or so. One of the healthier things to eat is obviously anything containing lots of vegetables, so that’s just what I cooked. I added a twist to make it a kind of Mexican version, and it was absolutely delicious! Eating like this makes it easy to drop a couple of pounds, trust me!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans of Hunts tomatoes with green chiles (fire roasted will work as well)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • green onions, sliced
  • crumbled cotija cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In an oven proof skillet, heat the olive oil and add onions. Cook for about 3 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, poblano pepper, red and yellow peppers, and garlic. Cook for another 6 minutes, until soft.

Add paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, stir. Add the tomatoes and stir. Cook for another 6 minutes while occasionally stirring. Remove the skillet from the stove and crack the 6 eggs on top of the vegetable mixture. Add additional salt and pepper onto each egg.

Add the skillet uncovered into the oven and bake for 10 minutes (or until eggs are done). Add Cotija cheese and green onion. Garnish with sliced jalapeños.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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