Thursday, 27 April 2017

Uovo al Pomodoro

Today I am presenting a recipe from tuscan part of Italy. Simplicity is central to the Tuscan cuisine. Legumes, bread, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms and fresh fruit are used. Tuscan cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Today I am presenting a very simple recipe. I am not sure how it is spelled but it means Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce.

The most basic version of this recipe requires some form of tomato, be it fresh, canned, whole, chopped or pureed; some aromatics such as garlic or herbs; and, of course, eggs. But it is a dish that is easily adaptable and takes well to a number of extra additions.

Recipe Source: cookingchanneltv
Place: tuscan, Italy


Tomatoes - 3 big (finely chopped)
Onion - 1 big (finely chopped)
Garlic - 5 pods (minced)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Pepper - 1 tbsp
Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 2
Handful of herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, thyme etc)


For the red sauce:

Puree the tomatoes to a smooth, creamy consistency.
Add the oil to a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft but not browned
Add the garlic and the red pepper flakes if using and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the pureed tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Strive for balance in the consistency of the sauce; it should be fluid but shouldn't look overly wet. A few minutes before taking the sauce off the heat, add half the amount of herbs.

For the uovo al pomodoro: 

Preheat the oven to 230C.
Add a few ladlefuls of red sauce to one oven-safe skillet or a glass vessel.
Crack 2 eggs directly on top of the red sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and transfer to the oven until the whites are cooked completely but the yolks are still runny, 7 to 8 minutes.
Garnish with the chopped parsley, and serve hot with a slice of grilled Tuscan bread on the side.

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  1. Eggs and tomatoes is a lovely combo. Such a simple dish and it looks so beautiful!

  2. Wow, this is fantastic dish to make for dinner or lunch, delicious dish.

  3. I am always up for savory bakes. My kiddo would love this. Awesome share.

  4. Egg lovers will love it for sure.

  5. That's an unexpected one in the list of only breads and cakes..:0)..good one..

  6. a treat for egg lovers.Interesting one.

  7. I can eat this dish every day :-) It looks so simple and so delicious.

  8. It is a treat for egg lovers. Sounds flavourful too.

  9. Delicious share.. Such a simple and lovely share..