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Green Shakshouka

Serves 6

Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

This gutsy North African dish of eggs poached in a super-flavorful tomato-based sauce gets even better with the addition of a mountain of greens. It makes a great brunch or dinner for a crowd of holiday guests.

su-Green Shakshouka

Erin Kunkel

 1 3/4 pounds mixed winter greens (such as kale, spinach, and Swiss chard), rinsed well, water shaken off
 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
 1/2 teaspoon each coriander and fennel seeds
 1 teaspoon each smoked paprika and red chile flakes
 1/4 teaspoon each freshly ground pepper and cardamom
 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 1 medium onion, chopped
 3 garlic cloves, chopped
 1 large jalapeño chile, seeded and diced
 1 1/4 cups (12 oz.) tomato sauce
 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 7 ounces feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, divided
 12 large eggs
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Remove stems and large ribs from greens and finely chop; set aside. Coarsely chop leaves and set aside.

Step 2

Toast cumin, coriander, and fennel in a small frying pan over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Grind seeds with a mortar and pestle. Add paprika, chile flakes, pepper, and cardamom; set aside.

Step 3

Set a 9- by 13-in. or similar baking dish in oven to heat. Heat oil in a 6- to 8-qt. pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and chopped stems; cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, jalapeño, and spices. Add half the greens; cook, stirring, until wilted, 2 minutes. Add remaining greens; cook until barely wilted.

Step 4

Stir tomato sauce, broth, and salt into greens and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and cook until greens are just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside 3 tbsp. feta cheese and 1 tbsp. each parsley and cilantro; stir the rest into greens.

Step 5

Arrange greens in preheated dish. Nestle eggs into greens. Bake until egg whites are just set, 12 to 18 minutes. Scatter reserved feta, parsley, and cilantro on top.

Step 6

Make ahead: Through step 3, chilled, 1 day; preheat oven with -baking dish in it, reheat greens in
pot, and continue with step 4.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g50%

Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 401mg134%
Sodium 1227mg52%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%

Dietary Fiber 6.5g26%
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.