Grabbing a chunk of shakshuka, all prepared for an awesome egg brunch.

Shakshuka, egg dish with a twist

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ramona Sebastian


  • 1 can tomatoes (400g) chopped
  • 300 ml passata
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (sweet)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp italian herbs (mixed)
  • 1 pinch red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • mozzarella (grated, to sprinkle over at the end)
  • springs parsley (a few, to garnish)


  • Place a larger frying pan or a skillet over medium heat. Add the tomato sauces, the teriyaki, soy sauce, ketchup, sriracha or any other chili sauce along with the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook the tomato sauce until it starts to reduce slightly, I would say about 3-4 minutes.
  • Crack in the eggs one at the time the right on top of the tomato mixture. You may choose to make a little dent into the sauce if you wish but that's not really necessary. Make sure eggs are scattered around the skillet in such a way that there will be a bit of space between them. You might want to cover the pan and cook the eggs for about 10-12 until those are cooked to your liking. Make sure you do not reduce the sauce too much as it will start burning.
  • When the eggs are cooked exactly as you like, turn the heat off and garnish this dish with some chopped parsley and a handful of grated mozzarella cheese.


I don't normally put salt in because of the teriyaki and the soy sauce but if you are choosing not to use those add some salt of course. Cooking time varies a little because it really depends on how you would like your eggs. I normally like my eggs quite well done in this because it's a special taste according to my taste buds but you can choose to do your exquisite runny and barely cooked it's entirely up to you.
A white plate with shakshuka, all ready to go.
If you don't have passata you could use 1 tablespoon or two of tomato paste and you might need a drizzle of water just to dissolve that slightly. Of course you can leave the cheese out if you don't want it but I love it ? and could not possibly leave it out. Enjoy this delicious dish with a nice crusty bread as I was saying or a pitta bread or for dinner are you could even have it on rice or poured over some corn tortillas. Who can ever dare saying you couldn’t? Amazing!! ??