The Food Doctor's Moroccan take on shakshuka is gorgeous, with the added anti-inflammatory spice - turmeric. A warming midwinter dish with extra spice, so you have a rich tomato sauce with more complex flavour and the benefits of turmeric. Enjoy with their turmeric or original toasted pitta bread.
4-6 Clarence Court hens eggs
2 red onions, finely sliced
2tsp sweet paprika
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp harissa paste
2tsp chilli flakes (optional, the harissa has chilli in too)
2 red peppers, sliced (optional)
6 garlic cloves
2 tins cherry tomatoes
Splash of balsamic vinegar
Splash of maple syrup
Parsley and coriander, roughly chopped
The Food Doctor turmeric or original pitta
Add the red onions, olive oil and spices to the pan and cook slowly for about 10 minutes until the onion has softened and the spices are aromatic. Add the peppers if using and garlic cloves and toss in the spiced oil. After another few minutes tip both tins of cherry tomatoes into the pan, add the vinegar and maple syrup and bring to a simmer.
Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Taste and add more harissa or chilli if needed, remove the garlic cloves. Make a small dent in the sauce and break the eggs into them. Season each egg generously with salt and black pepper. Turn the heat right down as low as possible on your smallest burner and cover the pan tightly. Continue to cook for 7 to 10 minutes until eggs are just set.
Sprinkle generously with parsley and coriander and serve with pitta.