Creole Shakshuka

Eggs, Fruit, Main Dish, Pork, Salad | June 24, 2016 | By

Creole Shakshuka

Creole Shakshuka

It’s pretty hot in south Louisiana and sometimes a salad for supper doesn’t cut it. But I wanted something fresh and lively. I don’t do breakfast except for coffee. Occasionally I’ll have what amounts to brunch on the weekends, but I love eggs and thought of this dish for dinner. Tunisian in origin, shakshuka is a tomato and bell pepper sauce that has eggs poached in it. While nice on it’s own, I wanted to make it more substantial. So I added some fabulous smoked deer sausage from Kartchner’s and creolized the seasonings. If you haven’t been to Kartchner’s in Krotz Springs, it’s so worth a trip! The boudin is amazing. And the cracklin’s are the best; I refer to them as paleo pig candy. 🙂

Eggs, tomatoes and herbs

Eggs, tomatoes and herbs

If there is a more versatile ingredient than an egg, I don’t know what it is. Eggs can be hard boiled, scrambled, fried, poached, and shirred. If you separate the yolks and whip the whites, eggs are magically transformed into soufflĂ©s and meringues. A wonder of nutritional goodness, eggs have regained their place in the hall of fame of good real foods. And compared to other nutrient-dense ingredients, eggs are cheap. I’d like to think that paleo peeps are a strong reason that eggs are once again recognized for their contribution to health. And one of our goals is to have more grassfed and pastured options in our kitchens. If you don’t have yard birds of your own, or can’t make it to the farmers market, don’t despair, the good news is free-range eggs may become more available. And make this egg recipe! It’s delicious.

To accompany the shakshuka, I thought creamy avocados and bright, fresh citrus would be welcome. So I’ve paired the egg dish with a grapefruit and avocado salad.

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

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Creole Shakshuka
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Creole Shakshuka
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Creole Shakshuka: quick and easy for weeknight supper, or the star of your next brunch. Paleo, gluten free, low carb and delicious.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 579 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz jar roasted peppers finely chopped
  • salt, pepper, cayenne to taste or favorite seasoning blend
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat in a 12-inch skillet, add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage to a plate and reserve.
  2. Add olive oil to now empty skillet and add onion. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and celery and continue to sauté for 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and roasted peppers. Season to taste. Bring to a rapid simmer and lower heat to medium low. Return sausage to skillet and combine.
  3. Crack eggs into the tomato sauce, leaving a bit of room around each eggs. Cover and simmer until egg whites are set and yolks are desired consistency, about 5 minutes for runny yolks. Garnish with parsley and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Creole Shakshuka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 484mg 161%
Sodium 1583mg 66%
Potassium 1323mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 168%
Calcium 14%
Iron 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Grapefruit Avocado Salad
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Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Juicy pink grapefruit and luscious avocado with a refreshing citrus dressing combine into a perfect summer salad.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 pink grapefruit peeled and separated into sections
  • 2 medium Haas avocados halved, pit and skin removed, sliced
  • 5 oz. organic baby spinach
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1/4 cup organic olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Make dressing: combine lime juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Distribute baby spinach on salad plates. Alternate grapefruit sections and avocado slices on top of spinach. Drizzle with dressing.
    Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 337mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 94%
Vitamin C 83%
Calcium 6%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 Comments

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    June 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

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  2. Ghee Whizz

    June 30, 2016 at 11:32 am

    You’re so welcome!!

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