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Uova al Pomodoro Piccante (Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

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© 2024 |

This is a quick and delicious comfort meal in which the eggs are poached in spicy tomato sauce. It's very similar to North African Shakshuka and Mexican Huevos Rancheros. So versatile and adaptable and all you need are pantry staples and a couple of fresh eggs gently poached in tomato sauce. It's really that basic and simple, but if you like, you can add some pancetta and parmesan for extra flavour. Serve it with some homemade bread to mop up the sauce.

  • 60 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Eschalots, finely chopped
  • 1 Celery stick, finely chopped (or zucchini or other vegetables)
  • 20 g Flat-leaf parsley or cilantro, stalks and leaves chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Long red chilli, finely chopped, plus extra slices to serve
  • 500 g Passata (or chopped tomato in tin)
  • 120 ml Chicken broth (or water)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 5 Eggs
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the eschalots, celery, parsley or coriander stalks, garlic and chilli and cook for 2-3 minutes until the eschalots are translucent and golden.
  2. Add the passata, chicken broth or water, salt and pepper. Bring it to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, depends on how saucy or dry that you like the sauce. Make small holes in the pan with your spoon then crack the eggs in one by one. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny.
  3. Remove from the heat, top with chopped parsley or cilantro leaves and extra chilli and serve hot with crusty bread.

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Judee 26/3/24 12:51

Beautiful and looks similar to Shakshuka!

Tom 26/3/24 13:27

...I love eggs and this looks fabulous!

Rose world 26/3/24 13:30

My kind of comfort food. Delicious.

Lola Martínez 26/3/24 13:44

Este plato también lo suelo preparar yo de forma muy parecida, ya sabes que elimino el picante, por lo demás me parece buenísimo. Hay que acompañarlo de un buen pan.

eileeninmd 26/3/24 13:50

Hello Angie,
It does look delicious, thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a great day!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 26/3/24 13:52

One of our favorite dishes we call them Eggs in Purgatory they look perfect to me!

DEZMOND 26/3/24 13:59

Looks like a lovely plate setting. I almost never eat anything red which is very weird given that my people usually cook everything with tomato juice and paprika which actually got its name from our language. My stomach just does not like red.

Jeff the Chef 26/3/24 15:35

I love shakshuka, so I'm sure I'd love this, too!

JoAnna 26/3/24 17:52

I think this dish is delicious and tastes tasty.

Raymund | 26/3/24 20:18

Your recipe for poached eggs in spicy tomato sauce sounds absolutely mouthwatering and perfect for a quick and comforting meal. REminds me of shakshuka

roentare 26/3/24 21:51

That looks like the Spanish breakfast I like

LoveT. 26/3/24 22:23

Soulfood! Thank you for the recipe, it looks really good.

Cooking Julia 26/3/24 23:19

This is a very good way to cook eggs.

Brian's Home Blog 26/3/24 23:20

I'll bet that is really good, it sure looks it.

Citu 26/3/24 23:37

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

tigerfish 26/3/24 23:40

Immediately thought of Shakshuka :) Love runny yolks and so satisfying to dip some crusty bread in this.

Norma2 27/3/24 00:03

Angie, eggs cooked in tomato sauce are a delight. Of course, you have to have bread on hand as it is the perfect union with this preparation.

Javier 27/3/24 10:08

I'm not a big fan spicy dish, but these eggs looks really delicious!

David M. Gascoigne, 27/3/24 11:15

We will definitely give this one a turn on the menu.

My name is Erika. 27/3/24 13:07

Since I've come home, I have been so hungry in the morning. Like now. This looks delicious. I never thought of eggs in tomato sauce, and maybe I'll try that for supper tonight. Have a great day.

Peliş 27/3/24 14:06

Görsel olarak çok lezzetli görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık. 😊

[Reply] 27/3/24 15:07

What a creative and beautiful dish!

DeniseinVA 27/3/24 16:04

Looks incredible and I love eggs any way they are cooked. What a tasty way to enjoy them. Thank you Angie :)

The Velvet Runway 27/3/24 18:00

This looks so tasty. I will definitely try this recipe.
Julia x

Lowcarb team member 28/3/24 01:28

Great food.
Nutritious and delicious.

All the best Jan

Grace 28/3/24 01:50

Fácil y rico!
Gracias Angie!
Eso sí, para mí, debo quitar el picante!!

Mbul Kecil 28/3/24 02:44

You cook with heart Angie...looks tasty and make me want too recook this simple recipe...

2pots2cook 28/3/24 14:03

Eggs in Purgatory are such a great and budget friendly dish! We love it so much!

Granny Sue 29/3/24 00:32

I made this, or something similar last year. It was so good. Thanks for reminding me to make it again!

Marcelle 29/3/24 07:11

This did remind me of Shakshuka, looks rich and delicious. This is on my must-try-soon list!

Anonymous 30/3/24 22:24

I love your version of this dish! My college boyfriend taught me how to make this, but it was much simpler. I need to give yours a try… It’s one of my favorite suppers on a cold, rainy evening. David (C&L)

Pam 4/4/24 17:17

My kind of breakfast!

sherry 4/4/24 23:30

Even more deliciousness here Angie!


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