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Shakshorizo (Shakshuka With Chorizo)

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Looking for new ways to jazz up your weekend brunch? Look no further than this Shakshorizo – shakshuka with delicious pan-fried chorizo mixed right in. 

The default recipe serves one.


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 40g / 1.4oz sliced dry-cured spanish chorizo (1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 brown onion, diced (around 30g / 1oz or 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced (around 75g / 2.5oz or 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 200g / 7oz tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 medium eggs


  • chopped parsley, to serve


  1. Pour the oil into a frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot add the chorizo, onion and red pepper and fry for 3-4 minutes until softened. 
  2. Add the garlic, and cook for a further minute, stirring often. Add the cumin and paprika and stir everything together well. Cook for about 30 seconds to release the flavours.
  3. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste to the pan and season well. Stir everything together and bring to a low simmer (lightly bubbling). Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Make a hole in the tomato mix for each egg and carefully pour in the egg. Cover and cook for around 6 minutes. The whites should be set but the yolks still runny underneath. If you prefer a solid yolk then continue to cook for an additional 2-4 minutes. 


You can use yellow pepper instead of red

Make sure to use dry-cured chorizo for this recipe. Most Spanish varieties are dry-cured. If you use soft-cured it will require cooking for longer

If you like a bit of spice then add in some dried chilli flakes. 

Serve with some crusty bread or pitta. 

The time it takes to cook the eggs will depend on the heat used and the size of the eggs – I recommend you keep an eye on them so you don’t accidentally over-do it! 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 470
  • Fat: 31g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Protein: 27g

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, tomatoes, eggs, middle eastern, mediterranean