Green Shakshuka

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Making meatless dishes is even easier with Porter and Charles steam and convention ovens.  Using a steam oven is a faster, tastier way to prepare delicious, healthy vegetarian or vegan dishes that retain vitamins and nutrients. Think clean, lean and green for a healthier 2018.

Makes: 8 servings

Takes: 25 minutes

  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 medium bunches green Swiss chard, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 serrano chiles, seeds removed, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • Harissa powder or Aleppo-style pepper and coarsely chopped dill (for serving)

Preheat oven to 325°. Toast caraway seeds in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Let cool; finely grind in spice mill or with mortar and pestle.

Remove ribs and stems from 1 bunch chard; discard. Blanch leaves in a large pot of boiling salted water 10 seconds. Immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water; let cool. Drain and squeeze out excess water. Coarsely chop; transfer to a blender. Add chiles, cilantro, cumin, caraway, ¼ cup oil, and 1 cup ice. Purée, adding more ice if needed, until smooth; season with salt.

Trim tough stems from remaining chard; separate leaves from ribs. Tear leaves into large pieces; chop ribs into bite-size pieces. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium. Cook onion, stirring often, until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add chard stems, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and onion is soft, 5–8 minutes. Working in batches, add chard leaves, letting wilt slightly before adding more; cook, tossing often, until all leaves are wilted, about 2 minutes. Pour in purée and use a spoon to create 8 small wells; crack an egg into each well. Sprinkle lightly with salt and harissa powder. Bake until eggs are just set, 20–25 minutes. Top with dill.