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Father's Day brunch

Not that my daughter needs another excuse to get busy in the kitchen, but this morning she cooked up a fantastic dish of shakshuka for Father's Day brunch.

Packed full of veggies, spices and eggs, this dish was a great start to the day for my husband (and indeed, the rest of the family!). We wouldn't normally have this much time to cook on a weekday morning, so it was really special to spend the time together without rushing.

This dish serves 4 people.


2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, peeled and finely sliced

1 red pepper, diced

1 orange pepper, diced

6 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp salt

1 tsp mustard powder

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

6 eggs

Small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped, optional

feta cheese cubes, optional


Heat oil in a large lidded frying pan over a medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden. Add peppers. Cook until soft. Stir in garlic and spices, and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste and season.

Make 6 spaces in the sauce and add an egg into each space. Cover and cook until the eggs are set, around 10-15 minutes. When cooked, add feta cheese and coriander, if desired.

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