Weekends are a time to splurge on breakfast. I usually have the same thing every morning for breakfast, the weekend gave me an opportunity to spice it up for my wife.
Shakshouka is a dish from North Africa and the Middle East. Because it has eggs it is often seen as a breakfast item. However, it is eaten as an evening meal in the Middle East.
The ingredients vary from region to region, but usually consists of a tomato and pepper base with basted eggs.
Today’s special ingredient is Spanish Chorizo. The only ingredients in this sausage are pork, paprika, salt and garlic. It is then dry aged until the moisture content is quite low. The curing with paprika gives it an amazingly rich aroma.
This recipe can easily be made with another protein like pork sausage, chicken, bacon or made without any animal protein.