If you're unfamiliar with the delectable breakfast meal, shakshouka is a warm, vegetarian dish of eggs poached in a bed of tomatoes, olive oil, onion, garlic and a smattering of fresh herbs and spices like cumin, paprika, and cayenne; it's a little bit like Middle Eastern huevos rancheros. Shakshouka is often prepared and served right in a cast-iron skillet and can be eaten with naan, toast or pita.
Food historians can't quite figure out the origins of shakshouka. Some believe it came from Yemen, others say the Ottoman Empire, and Israel believes the dish came to them from the Libyan-Tunisian region in North Africa.
You can get to know (and get yourself addicted) to amazing shakshouka right here in Toronto. The following restaurants have a fantastic take on shakshouka, so get ready to have a new brunching favourite in the city.