Blackened Cajun Spiced White Fish Shakshuka

"Cajun-inspired shakshuka with pepper jelly toast"
-- @plate_and_pen

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You've probably seen Shakshuka on every Mediterranean brunch menu. Thoughts that come to mind are spicy harrisa, yolky eggs, tomato sauce, and crusty bread. 

This version adds smokey Cajun flavors, green harissa, a briny element with Moroccan [green] olives, black olives, and artichokes. This recipe keeps the final ingredient tried and true with those yolky eggs we love. Adding flakey white fish easily takes this recipe from brunch to dinner. 

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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 jar mina shakshuka sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mina green harissa
  • 10 mina moroccan olives
  • 10 halved black olives
  • 1 diced yellow heirloom tomato
  • 6 marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 2 stalks diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 fillets tilapia, or other white fish
  • 2 tablespoons cajun spice
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3 glugs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    Coat both filets entirely in blackening seasoning and smoked paprika.

  • Step 2

    With the olive oil, sauté on both sides in a 12” cast iron skillet for 3 min each. Remove and set aside.

  • Step 3

    In same skillet, sauté the green bell peppers, onion, celery and garlic in oil.

  • Step 4

    After translucent, about 3-5 min, add the green harissa, mix in with sautéed vegetables for 2 more minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add in Worcestershire sauce, stir.

  • Step 6

    Add entire shakshuka sauce jar to skillet, combining everything well.

  • Step 7

    Throw in artichokes, (handful each) olives and heirloom tomato.

  • Step 8

    Break up the blackened tilapia in chunks, place in skillet.

  • Step 9

    Make pockets for your eggs, crack over those spots, and cover skillet for 5-8 min so that the eggs will steam.

  • Step 10

    Remove lid after eggs are to your liking, sprinkle salt, pepper and chives.

  • Step 11

    Serve with pepper jelly toast if desired!