Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato Sauce

Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato SauceRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Adjust the heat down by removing some or all of the jalapeño's seeds. You can make the sauce up to 3 days ahead; prepare through step 1, cool, cover, and refrigerate. Bring back to a gentle simmer before proceeding.


4 servings
Total time: 42 Minutes

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Total: 42 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 335
Fat 14.6 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 5.3 g
Polyfat 3.4 g
Protein 13.7 g
Carbohydrate 40.9 g
Fiber 6.4 g
Cholesterol 212 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 637 mg
Calcium 175 mg


2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
2 teaspoons curry powder
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of sugar
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 large eggs
4 whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Cilantro leaves (optional)


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients (through jalapeño); sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add curry powder and next 3 ingredients (through sugar); cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Drain tomatoes in a colander over a bowl; reserve liquid. Add tomatoes to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add half of reserved tomato liquid; bring to a boil. Add coconut milk and chopped cilantro; return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. If sauce is too thick, add remaining reserved tomato liquid; maintain the heat so that the sauce bubbles gently.

2. Break each egg into a custard cup, and pour gently into pan over sauce. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, just until the whites are set and the yolks have filmed over but are still runny. Arrange 1 muffin, cut sides up, on each of 4 plates. Carefully scoop 1 egg and about 1/2 cup sauce onto each serving. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon green onions; garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.