Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka - Ang Sarap

Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka - Ang Sarap

Shakshuka in its most basic form is just a dish of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions where eggs are poached on top of it prior to serving. It does not end there though, as there are many varieties of this dish where ingredients like artichoke, potatoes, beans, sausages and eggplant to name some. Often enjoyed as a breakfast this dish is popular in the Middle Eastern and North African region.

I made Shakshuka before but that was the meaty version, today we are making the eggplant version which in my opinion is one of the best ways to prepare an eggplant. While a lot may argue that beef will have a richer flavour, I prepared this dish with that in mind hence I roasted the eggplants as well as added some bacon scraps to give it that oomph it needed.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 medium sized eggplant
  • ½ cup bacon scraps
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • chopped parsley, to garnish
Read the whole recipe on Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious")