Smoky roasted tomato sauce forms the base of this North African brunch classic, one of the most delicious ways to prepare eggs for a crowd. A few dollops of yogurt and a sprinkle of cilantro take it to the next level. Be sure to serve the shakshuka with toasted rustic bread or warm flatbread to soak up all the juices.
Make the tomato sauce base the day before, then reheat on the stovetop and cook the eggs when you’re ready to serve.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
In large casserole dish or large high-sided skillet, mix tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, caraway, coriander or cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes until roughly combined. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until bubbling and thickened. Mash tomatoes with fork to form a thick sauce and transfer to large high-sided skillet, if using a casserole dish. Place on stovetop element over medium-low heat and bring to a simmer.
In tomato sauce, make 8 small wells and crack in eggs. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 to 12 minutes, or until egg whites are set and yolks are still slightly runny. To finish, dollop with yogurt and sprinkle with cilantro and Aleppo pepper or additional paprika. Serve immediately.
This recipe is part of the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet collection.
In this enchilada riff, we stuff everything into a roasted poblano pepper shell, rather than tortillas, to pack an extra veggie serving into your meal and trim the starchy calories. If you can’t find poblanos, which are mild, dark green Mexican peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers. Flour power Made from nixtamalized corn (corn soaked in limewater), masa harina flour adds a touch of corny flavour to enchilada stuffing or a pot of chili.
These crab-stuffed portobello mushrooms can do double duty as a fancy starter for a casual dinner party or a light main course on any given night. Meaty and umami-rich portobellos serve as a holder for a light-tasting seafood salad. Gills begone Even though the gills of mushrooms are edible, they will darken and discolour everything they touch. Besides, after you scrape out the gills, you’ll have more room for stuffing. And don’t discard the stems; they can be saved and used when making veggie stock.
Serving saucy lentils in squash halves is a sure-fire way to elevate your plant-based menu. And, yes, the whole bowl is edible, skin and all. If desired, you can add dollops of Greek yogurt or sour cream. Spice of life Garam masala, a blend of spices traditionally used in Indian cooking, usually includes cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg, fennel, cumin, and coriander. It’s great on roasted meats and vegetables.
“Germans do potatoes in general very well,” says Canadian expat Chris Gilles, who now lives in Munich and has celebrated many an Oktoberfest there. “Knödel seem kind of rubbery. You don’t really think it’s potato when you first see it, but it’s tasty.” But he might be surprised to find that this alive -inspired version of Bavarian potato dumplings is made with a combination of potato and cauliflower, because as anyone who’s eaten cauliflower gnocchi knows, the low-carb vegetable is a great way to lighten up starch-heavy foods (and Biergarten menus). Happy Knödelfest! The original version of these snacks are so popular that it even gets its own food fest: Knödelfest, which happens in September in Austria, about a 1 1/2-hour drive from Munich. If alive threw a Knödelfest, these dumplings would definitely be on the menu, served simply as snacks with sliced radishes and fresh parsley or dill, or topped with butter, beer gravy, or mushroom sauce. The dumpling test You can test one dumpling by shaping it and then boiling it before shaping the rest. If the water is lower than a boil and it still falls apart, add more starch to the batter before shaping another ball and testing again.