MORRONES A LA PARRILLA CON HUEVO Y QUESO – Barbecued Capsicum with Egg and Pecorino – Ross Dobson & Rachel Tolosa Paz


From The Food of Argentina: Asado, empanadas, dulce de leche and more by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz. Photography © Rachel Tolosa Paz | Food styling © Vanessa Austin (Smith Street Books, November 2018 – AU$ 49.99, NZ$ 59.99)





Barbecued capsicum with egg and pecorino



BBQ Capsicum

4 medium red capsicums (bell peppers)

8 eggs

90 g (3 oz/1 cup) finely grated pecorino

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Cut each capsicum in half lengthways, remove the stalks, seeds and white membrane and discard.


Preheat a barbecue hotplate or grill plate to high.


Place the capsicum on the barbecue and cook, turning frequently, for 10–15 minutes – you want the capsicum to be soft, but not too charred.


Turn the capsicum so they are cut side up, crack an egg into each half, then close the lid of the barbecue and cook for 8–10 minutes, until the eggs have set.


To serve, sprinkle over the cheese and parsley, and drizzle over the olive oil.


Authors note:

This is a novel and colourful way to cook eggs and capsicums (bell peppers). The capsicums should be soft and tender, so give them some time alone on the barbecue before cracking in the eggs.

For a slight variation on this recipe, lay a thin slice of provolone over each egg instead of using pecorino.

My Twist On Shakshuka – A Breakfast Treat!

Back to the abundance of tomatoes and capsicum (bell peppers)  – my daughter was recently in Sydney on holidays had Shahshuka for breakfast in a restaurant  and recommended I give this a try- after a little research I found several recipes on the net that sounded useful.  I had most of the ingredients – tomatoes, garlic, capsicum, cumin, but not  the Pilpelchuma (the best I can describe it as – a type of hot sauce?) but I did have Kasundi (click here for the recipe I used.) So after about 20 minutes of cooking I was ready to drop my eggs into the pan to cook in the tomato/capsicum mixture. YUM. It is recommended that you serve with Labneh  (Greek style yoghurt works too).



Shakshuka with a twist – breakfast delight