Shakshuka is a delicious and simple vegetarian dish made all around the Mediterranean world. Although there are some variations to how it is prepared, this rustic dish consists of tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers and spices in which you nestle and poach fresh eggs. Accompanied by some toasted bread or Pita bread this dish is certain to become a welcomed comfort food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Although Shakshuka has its origins in North Africa, many cultures around the Mediterranean have adopted this simple, almost peasant dish to their own cuisine. In Tuscany it is customary to add small nests consisting of fresh blanched spinach on which you rest the egg. Even Naples, in southern Italy has its own, special version of the dish where it is known for its spicy heat. It is here that it is commonly known as Uova in Purgatorio, - Eggs in Purgatory.