Green Tomato and Roasted Horn Pepper Shakshuka (vegetarian) / Jaja u umaku od zelenih rajčica i pečenih paprika (vegetarijanska)

I started work again last week after my three week summer vacation. Needless to say, that’s always fun. The most challenging thing was to plug into the new routine. I miss my slow mornings the most, as I always take my time in the morning on my days off. To compensate for this and free up some more space in the afternoons, I bring you a super quick, yet delicious dinner recipe.

Green tomatoes give a really delicious and interesting kick, so I suggest using them while they are still available. I also had some roasted red horn peppers lying around and decided to throw in those. Of course, you can use fresh, but they’ll require a bit of cooking time, so I’d throw them in together with green tomatoes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.55 EUR per serving / 3.09 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

Good pinch of dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

4 medium green tomatoes (0.27 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 roasted red horn peppers – or 1 fresh (0.27 EUR)

1 can of diced Roma tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

A chunk of feta cheese (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Place a deeper skillet on high heat, add in olive oil and diced onion, then sauté for a few minutes until the onion starts browning slightly. Throw in dried chili flakes and stir for a few seconds, so the flavors release into the oil. Dump in diced green tomatoes, minced garlic and fresh horn pepper, if using. If, on the other hand, going with the roasted peppers, add them in together with Roma tomatoes, when green tomatoes are cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated. After 5-10 minutes, throw in canned Roma tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Give a good stir, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes, until sauce is thickened.

Make four small wells in the sauce with a spoon and break the eggs into the wells. Reduce heat to low, cover the skillet with a lid and cook covered for 7-10 minutes, until the egg whites are thoroughly cooked through, but the yolks are still runny. Resist the urge to open the lid too often so the steam doesn’t escape, as that’s what’s gonna cook the eggs. When eggs are done, gently break the whites into the sauce with a spatula, but leave the yolks intact. Crumble feta on top and serve Shakshuka with a nice hunk of crispy bread for dipping. We also like it over cooked rice.

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Prošli sam tjedan ponovo krenula raditi nakon trotjednog ljetnog godišnjeg odmora. Naravno, takav povratak na posao je uvijek jedno divno iskustvo. Najteže od svega mi je palo ponovo se prištekati na novu rutinu, a najviše su mi falila spora jutra. Da nekako kompenziram i oslobodim mjesta poslije podne, donosim vam ovaj brzi, ali jako fini recept.

Zelene rajčice daju jedan jako ukusan i zanimljiv štih, pa predlažem da ih upotrijebite dok se još mogu naći za kupiti. Također, imala sam pri ruci i nešto pečenih paprika roga, pa sam odlučila i njih ubaciti. Naravno, možete ih zamijeniti sa svježima, samo će im trebati malo duže kuhanja, pa njih onda dodajte skupa sa zelenim rajčicama.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 11,54 kn po porciji / 23,08 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

Dobar prstovat sušenog chilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

4 srednje zelene rajčice (2,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 pečene crvene paprike roge – ili 1 svježa (2,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (5,00 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

Komadić feta sira (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte povrće. Stavite dublju tavu na jaku vatru, dodajte maslinovo ulje i sjeckani luk, pa dinstajte par minuta dok se luk ne počne lagano karamelizirati. Ubacite sušeni chili i par sekundi miješajte, da se arome otpuste u ulje. Ubacite sjeckane zelene rajčice, češnjak i svježu papriku, ako nju koristite. Ako se, s druge strane, odlučite na pečenu papriku, dodajte ju skupa sa pelatima, kada se zelene rajčice blago iskuhaju i većina tekućine je isparila. Nakon 5-10 minuta ubacite pelate, bosiljak, peršin, sol i papar. Dobro promiješajte, smanjite vatru na srednje jaku i kuhajte desetak minuta, dok se umak ne zgusne.

Žlicom napravite četiri udubljenja u umaku i unutra razbijte jaja. Smanjite vatru na nisku, poklopite tavu i kuhajte 7-10 minuta da se bjelanjci skroz skuhaju, ali žutanjci i dalje ostanu tekući. Nemojte stalno skidati poklopac da vam ne pobjegne sva para, obzirom kako će ona skuhati jaja. Kada su jaja gotova, bjelanjke špatulom lagano razbijte u umak, ali žutanjke ostavite cijele. Namrvite fetu po svemu i poslužite Shakshuku sa komadom finog hruskavog kruha za umakanje. Nama je također super i sa kuhanom rižom.

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Green Tomato and Roasted Horn Pepper Shakshuka (vegetarian) / Jaja u umaku od zelenih rajčica i pečenih paprika (vegetarijanska)

Shakshuka / Jaja u umaku od rajčica

I’ve been meaning to post about Shakshuka for a while because it’s my perfect quick, cheap and satisfying lunch solution. As usually, life somehow got in the way. But here’s we are, finally, to admire this tasty dish.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.70 EUR per serving / 3.39 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

1 chili pepper (0.20 EUR)

3 cloves of garlic (0.10 EUR)

2 bell peppers (0.67 EUR)

1 can of tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

Small chunk of feta cheese (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the vegetables. Place skillet on high heat, add oil and saute diced onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in diced chili and garlic, stir and saute for a minute, then add in diced bell pepper and cook for a few minutes to soften. Add in canned tomatoes, salt and pepper. Crush tomatoes with spatula and cook for a few minutes until excess liquid evaporates and the sauce is slightly thickened.

Carefully crack the eggs into the skillet so all the yolks remain intact. Cover skillet with a lid, reduce heat to low and cook shortly, until the whites are cook through, but yolks still remain runny. Using a spatula crumble the cooked egg whites into tomato sauce but leave the yolks intact. Crumble feta on top, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with a hunk of good bread for dipping.

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Već duže vrijeme mislim napisati recept za Shakshuku, jer je to jedna savršena brza, jeftina i zasitna solucija za ručak. Kao i obično, vrijeme je jednostavno proletjelo. Ali evo, recept je napokon tu da se svi možemo diviti ovom ukusnom jelu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 12,61 kn po porciji / 25,22 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

1 čili papričica (1,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 paprike babure ili roge (5,00 kn)

1 konzerva pelata (5,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

Komadić feta sira (5,00 kn)

2 žlice sjeckanog svježeg peršina (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Stavite tavu na jaku vatru pa na ulju popržite nasjeckani luk da bude staklast. Dodajte nasjeckani čili i češnjak, kuhajte minutu, pa dodajte narezane paprike i dinstajte ih nekoliko minuta da omekšaju. Dodajte pelate, sol i papar. Izgnječite pelate špatulom u komadiće i kuhajte kratko da ispari višak tekućine i umak se ne zgusne.

U takav umak pažljivo razbijte jaja tako da vam svi žumanjci ostanu cijeli. Poklopite tavu, smanjite vatru na nisku i kuhajte par minuta dok se bjelanjci skroz ne skuhaju, a žutanjci još budu tekući. Špatulom izmrvite kuhane bjelanjke u umak od rajčice, ali žumanjke ostavite netaknute. Nadrobite po svemu komadiće fete, posipajte sjeckanim peršinom i poslužite sa komadom nekog finog kruha za umakanje.

Shakshuka / Jaja u umaku od rajčica