Paprika Tomatoes With Poached Eggs (Shakshouka)

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“Traditionally, cooks in Tunisia use a lot of olive oil when making this one-pan tomato and egg dinner, but this recipe has cut the oil way back in this lighter version. Serve with crusty bread. Recipe is from Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook.”

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  1. Put coriander, cumin, paprika, and salt in a mortar and pound until crushed; or seal in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add garlic and pound into a paste. Set aside.
  2. Cook chile in 1 tablespoons oil in a 10-inch frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until well browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add spice mixture and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in 3/4 cup water, then tomatoes. Cook, turning tomatoes occasionally, until softened, 10 to 20 minutes; add more water (1/4 cup at a time) if mixture starts to get dry (you should see juices).
  3. Make 4 depressions in tomato mixture with a wooden spoon and crack an egg into each. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until eggs are set, but yolks are still runny, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drizzle the shakshouka with 1 tablespoons oil (or more if you like), then scoop onto plates and serve with crusty bread.

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