Prawn shakshuka

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  • carrot(s)
    2 medium, cut into 1cm pieces
  • red capsicum
    1 medium, cut into 1cm pieces
  • celery
    1 individual, cut into 1cm pieces
  • garlic
    2 clove(s), finely chopped
  • canned diced tomatoes
    400 g
  • harissa
    ½ tsp, paste (see Note)
  • green prawns
    500 g, (24 prawns), peeled, tails intact
  • lentils, canned, rinsed, drained
    1 can(s), (1x400g can) brown variety
  • green beans
    400 g, halved
  • egg(s)
    4 medium
  • fresh coriander
    ½ cup(s), coarsely chopped
  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook carrot, capsicum, celery and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add tomatoes, harissa and 1½ cups (375ml) water and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until mixture has thickened.
  3. Add prawns, lentils and beans and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Using the back of a spoon, make 4 indents in vegetable mixture. Crack 1 egg into each indent. Cook, covered, for 3–4 minutes or until whites are just set and yolks are still runny or cooked to your liking. Serve sprinkled with coriander.
SERVING SUGGESTION: 1x100g wholemeal Lebanese bread (quartered) to serve. TIP: You can cook the vegetables in 1 tablespoon olive oil in Step 1 if you prefer. Swap lentils for any other canned legumes. NOTE: Harissa paste is available in a tube in the condiments aisle of supermarkets.

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