The Brunch Dish That Made This NYC Bistro Famous
You might be familiar with the baked-eggs-in-tomato-sauce dish that's of Tunisian origin. Varieties abound—it can be jazzed up with chorizo and bread crumbs; even cooked just for one, in a mug—but the interpretation at Jack's Wife Freda (featured in their new cookbook Jack's Wife Freda) brings a surprising new spin to the dish's classic red sauce.
Swapping in tomatillos for tomatoes, the shakshuka gets a fresh zestiness from the green fruit (yes, like tomatoes, tomatillos are technically fruit) that's utterly delicious—especially when combined with rich egg yolks and finished with gentle spice, thanks to a jalapeño chili, plus ground coriander and cumin. Serve it with some toasted challah or French brioche on the side and you've got an amazing brunch that's so tasty, it'll leave your breakfast guests wanting more, just as it does long lines of New Yorkers.
Get the recipe: Green Shakshuka