Shakshuka – Eggs poached in a spiced tomato and charred bell pepper stew

This Maghrebi favourite is the perfect combination of simple to prepare but wonderfully complex when prepared well. Delicious by itself, even better with plenty of crusty bread, some extra hot sauce and some thick yoghurt.

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 40 minutes

Serves 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 1 can of tomatoes  2 coloured bell peppers 1 tablespoon ras el hanout 1 large onion 1 stalk of green garlic 1 stalk of spring onion Olive oil and salt to taste 2 sprigs of fresh mint EQUIPMENT Chopping board and knife Baking tray lined with foil Medium sized pan with fitting lid Medium sized bowl Rubber spatula or wooden spoon