Moroccan Eggs! Eggs are baked in a flavorful lamb stew infused with Moroccan Spices, topped with Harissa Yogurt. A delicious breakfast or brunch recipe. #moroccanrecipes
- 1/2 teaspoon each: fennel seeds, cumin seeds, caraway seeds
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
- 1 lb ground American lamb
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon aleppo chili flakes (or regular chili flakes)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 14-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes ( and juices) , diced
- 1/4 cup water, more as needed
- 2 cups chopped spinach ( fresh, or use one cup frozen)
- 6 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: aleppo chili flakes, cilantro leaves and harissa yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Over medium heat, in a dry skillet toast the whole spices for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant and golden. Set aside.
- Heat oil in the skillet, over medium heat and add the onion, garlic and ground lamb, breaking it apart and saute until the lamb is cooked through ( about 8 minutes) While it is sauteing add the salt, spices and whole spices. Add the tomatoes, spinach and water, cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
- Taste the stew and adjust the salt or spice level to your liking. If it seems dry add a little more water so it’s a little juicy and still warm.
- Make six “wells” into the stew with a back of a spoon ( see photo) and crack the eggs into the wells. Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper and place in the oven.
- Bake 7-10 minutes, or until the egg whites are cooked through and opaque, but the yolks are still soft.
- While this is baking, mix the harissa paste with the yogurt to serve on the side ( or spoon over top). See notes.
- Garnish with the cilantro and sprinkle with Aleppo ( or chili flakes).
Harissa paste can be purchased at most grocery stores- or make your own here!
To make harissa yogurt, simply mix a few tablespoons of harissa paste into 1/2 cup plain yogurt. Start conservatively, add more to taste.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 318
- Sugar: 2.5 g
- Sodium: 608 mg
- Fat: 22.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 9.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.9 g
- Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 19.8 g
- Cholesterol: 241.3 mg
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