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A question about a recipe: Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs

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I have a question about the recipe "Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs" from epicureanodyssey. Is there anyway to substitute the tomatoes in this? I'm allergic, but this recipe looks wonderful!

asked by Robyn over 1 year ago
7 answers 2208 views
22574eaa 4211 4902 900d fbbcc478826c  thymeflowers2
added over 1 year ago

maybe try a roasted pepper sauce or a base made with red miso or fermented red paste.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

What you want, I think, is something that will approximate the color, wetness & acidity of the tomatoes, to act as a good medium for poaching eggs. Like Eleana, I suggest red peppers, but for variationr mixed with pureed sweet potato, squash or pumpkin and a little wine vinegar. Another direction completely is muhamara, apersian sauce of pomegranate syrup and walnuts. Last (or first), look at the comments section of the recipe for tested variations from members who''ve made this dish.

22574eaa 4211 4902 900d fbbcc478826c  thymeflowers2
added over 1 year ago

I have also poached eggs in kimchi as an alternative to tomato

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dinner at ten

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added over 1 year ago

Can you eat tomatillos? I think they would come the closest to the juicy tartness of the tomatoes and would go well with the other seasonings in that dish, either on their own or as a mixture with peppers (roasted or sautéed). You might also need to sweeten the sauce to taste at the end, because tomatillos are usually quite a bit more tart than tomatoes. They are commonly available canned in the Latin American foods section of supermarkets, and at least my local Whole Foods usually has fresh ones also.

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added over 1 year ago

Based on the photo, it looks like the title of your recipe is a fancy way to say "Shakshuka", which is eggs poached in a tomato sauce. There are tons of variations to this, and basically all you need is some small amount of flavorful liquid in which to cook the eggs.

Getting away from tomato sauce altogether, you could try a "green" version of this. I loved this one from theKitchn:

http://www.thekitchn.com...

It came out really great and I just love the ways the yolks break into the braised greens when you serve it.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Green shakshuka sounds great! Looking forward to making it.

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added over 1 year ago

Robyn, I used some marinade I had leftover after making this: https://food52.com/recipes...
It doesn't call for tomatoes and it turned out well.