Heirloom Tomato Shakshuka with Bacon Salsa
Luisa Brimble
Total Time 1 hr
AuthorKevin O’Connor and Sarah Glover

During the summer, peppers and tomatoes are abundant at farmstands and markets up and down the coast. This shakshuka combines peak-season produce with fragrant smoked paprika and bacon. “Cooking outdoors heightens all of the senses,” says O’Connor. “And when you’re outside making a meal with your friends, this smells just ridiculously good.”

Serves 4

How to Make It

1

Prepare grill for medium heat. Place the bacon slices and peppers on grill. Cook peppers until soft and charred, turning occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes. Cook bacon until brown, turning occasionally and moving to avoid flare-ups, about 10 minutes.  

2

Dice 1 slice of bacon and place in a medium bowl. Dice peppers, add to bowl, and stir to mix. Squeeze the lemon juice over pepper and bacon mixture. Season with  1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tbsp. oil. Add chives and stir, then set salsa aside.

3

Place a large skillet on the grill. Add remaining oil and the shallots and cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, paprika, and remaining salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced by one-quarter, about 20 minutes. Crack eggs evenly throughout tomato mixture. Sprinkle feta on top. Cook until eggs are cooked through, about
5 minutes. Top with remaining bacon slices, and serve with salsa and bread.

Ingredients

 9 slices bacon 
 2 Anaheim peppers
 Juice of 1/2 lemon
 1 ½ tsp salt, divided
 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 10 chives, finely chopped
 1 shallot, finely diced
 5 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced
 1 tbsp smoked paprika 
 8 eggs
  cup roughly crumbled goat’s-milk feta cheese
 1 loaf sourdough or other rustic country loaf, sliced and toasted

Directions

1

Prepare grill for medium heat. Place the bacon slices and peppers on grill. Cook peppers until soft and charred, turning occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes. Cook bacon until brown, turning occasionally and moving to avoid flare-ups, about 10 minutes.  

2

Dice 1 slice of bacon and place in a medium bowl. Dice peppers, add to bowl, and stir to mix. Squeeze the lemon juice over pepper and bacon mixture. Season with  1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tbsp. oil. Add chives and stir, then set salsa aside.

3

Place a large skillet on the grill. Add remaining oil and the shallots and cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, paprika, and remaining salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced by one-quarter, about 20 minutes. Crack eggs evenly throughout tomato mixture. Sprinkle feta on top. Cook until eggs are cooked through, about
5 minutes. Top with remaining bacon slices, and serve with salsa and bread.

Heirloom Tomato Shakshuka with Bacon Salsa