Joey Mango's Tomato Eggs
A friend of mine recently introduced me to the wonderment of poaching eggs in a simmering tomato sauce. I have yet to obtain his original recipe but since my first experience I have attempted several variations on the theme. The idea is to create a flavorful sauce -- his included tomatoes, onion, shittake mushrooms, olives, basil, garlic, paprika, among other secret ingredients. The eggs are then cracked into the sauce and allowed to cook in the shape that they naturally form. No manipulation is required -- a mere lid on the pan and the eggs will cook themselves.
I could not resist taking a few glamour shots of the finished dish, which was topped with crumbled goat cheese and basil and flanked by crusty rosemary-garlic bread and a boat of Greek yogurt-cucumber sauce with arugula. A few minutes later, I inhaled the entire plate.