With the festivities of Christmas and New Year firmly over, our New Year resolutions usually include eating healthier to counteract the indulgent treats we’ve enjoyed throughout December. This week’s recipe will help to do just that whilst still being a hearty and warming option to help us through the cold January days.
Taken from our favourite culinary storytelling blog ‘Life and Thyme’, this week’s recipe of Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce offers a deliciously rustic dish which combines healthy ingredients and strong flavours.
Easy to make whilst being sure to become a signature favourite, this version of the dish includes onion, garlic, red peppers and paprika for added spice, then the eggs are slowly added to the bubbling mixture to ensure the yolk remains runny. Beautifully topped with sprinkled ricotta cheese and garnish, this recipe can be enjoyed by all the family for breakfast, lunch or tea, to introduce a dash of home gastronomy into our healthy New Year routines!
4 large eggs
2 cups cherry tomatoes (or roma or small) sliced in half thru the center
¼ cup Marshall’s Red Chili Lime Haute Sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
1 small onion slivered
1 cup fresh ricotta
1 large red pepper slivered
1 tbl ketchup
1 tbl olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp paprika
Microgreens (for garnish)
In a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and paprika and saute for seven minutes.
Add red pepper, tomatoes, salt, and pepper to taste and reduce heat to low. Simmer the tomatoes and peppers for ten minutes (until they soften).
Add ketchup and hot sauce, cover and cook for an additional ten minutes on low heat.
Crack each egg into a ramekin and set aside. Remove cover and turn heat up to medium until the mixture begins to bubble. Create little wells in the mixture and add the eggs, one by one, slowly into the wells. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the eggs set (about three to five mins) – be sure to keep watching to make sure eggs don’t overcook – yolks should still be runny.
Remove from heat and add drops of fresh ricotta cheese and garnish with microgreens and fresh herbs. (add sliced raw radish for crunch and texture)
Happy New Year!