When I first came across a Shakshouka recipe online, I was intrigued by its name and drooling over how it looked. But, the typical Shakshouka recipes that I chanced upon, seemed too mild for my tastebuds!Thus, I decided to improvise.
Like many Goan Catholics, I just love Goan Pork Sausages (Chouriços). These spicy and flavorful sausages are prepared by curing pork meat with a combination of Saltpetre and common salt and spicing with a whole lot of spices and Goan vinegar.
These Chouriços are then used to prepare a number of popular, mouth-watering Goan dishes such as Chouriço Pao, Chouriço Pulao, Choriss chilly fry etc. And of course, they taste great just plain boiled as well!! But, my most favourite way to eat Chorissã, is for breakfast, with some scrambled eggs!
And thus was born this delicious Spicy Goan Sausage Shakshouka
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 large Goan Pork Sausages* (boiled)
1 Medium sized Onion (finely chopped)
1 Medium sized tomato (finely chopped)
1 Potato (cut into thin 1/2 inch strips)
Oil for frying
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till transluscent.
- Add the tomatoes and cook till soft and mushy.
- Add the potatoes and some salt and mix well. Add a little water, cover and cook till the potatoes are soft.
- Add the boiled sausages, and stir well. Add a little water and cook till the gravy thickens slightly.
- Crack the eggs, one at a time, directly over the sausage mixture, making sure to space them properly.
- Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the egg whites have set and the eggs are still runny. Once ready, leave the lid open or else the eggs will further cook and the yolk will set.
- Serve with some bread to soak up that runny yolk and delicious sausage gravy.
*NOTE: This recipe uses Goan Pork Sausages. Replace according to personal preferences
Ideas and tips
- If you aren't fond of runny, beat the eggs together and scramble them up along with the sausage mixture. (But, that wouldn't be Shakshouka anymore!)
- If you can't find any Goan Sausages, try this Authentic Recipe by Crescentia Fernandes OR replace them with any other sausage of your choice.
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