Red Curry Chickpea Shakshouka

from Jaime Isobe

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Jaime Isobe's Red Curry Chickpea Shakshouka
Create Cooking Challenge 2016 winner Jaime Isobe puts a Thai-influenced twist on a poached egg dish that has deep roots in Israeli, North African, Tunisian, and Moroccan food cultures.

1 TBSP light olive oil
2 medium shallots, diced
2 jalapeños, deseeded & diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch square ginger, peeled & minced
1 TBSP red curry paste
1 TBSP tomato paster
28oz can whole San Marzano plum tomatoes
½ cup coconut milk
1 ½ cups canned ch
ickpeas, rinsed
1 tsp fish sauce 1 TBSP chili garlic sauce
½ cup water
5 - 7 eggs
¼ cup basil

1. Add in the olive oil and shallots to a hot sauté pan over medium high heat. Sauté for 1 minute. Add in the jalapeños and cook for 1 more minute. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the garlic, ginger, red curry paste, and tomato paste. Toast the pastes for 1 minute stirring occasionally.

2. Next, add in the crushed plum tomatoes along with the coconut milk. Add the rinsed chickpeas, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, and water. Bring to a simmer over high heat and let reduce until the sauce has thickened.

3. Cracking 5 - 7 eggs into a ramekin one at a time ensuring there are no shell fragments and that the yolks are intact.

4. Using a wooden spatula, make wells in the sauce. Place an egg into each well, cover, and poach the eggs over medium heat until the whites have just set. Top with a ¼ cup chiffonade of basil.