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Salmon Shakshuka
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Salmon Shakshuka

20 minutes (preparation 10 minutes)
Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed 
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips 
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 2 tablespoons no added salt tomato paste 
  • ¼ cup dried red lentils 
  • 400g can no added salt diced tomatoes 
  • 300g skinless salmon fillets, cut into 3cm pieces 
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 
  • 4 eggs 
  • ½ (200g) mixed grain sourdough breadstick, sliced, toasted 
  1. Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat. Add onion garlic and capsicum. Cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes until onion is softened. 
  2. Add paprika, cumin, tomato paste and lentils. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and 1½ cups water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and gently boil for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. 
  3. Stir in salmon and half the parsley. Using the back of large spoon, make 4 hollows in mixture. Crack an egg into each hollow. Cover and simmer a further 5-8 minutes, or until eggs are cooked to your liking.  
  4. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve with toasted breadstick.

Tips 

  • Bulk up veggies by stirring in 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables or 60g baby spinach leaves with salmon in step 4. 
  • For a vegetarian shashuka, replace salmon with a drained 400g can no added salt black beans. 
  • For added flavour, sprinkle 50g crumbled reduced fat feta cheese over mixture in step 4 before covering and simmering. 

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