Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Menemen With Spicy Chorizo And Harissa

February 11, 2021

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Menemen With Spicy Chorizo And Harissa

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live.

In this cooking class, Chef Deniz takes us on a little tour of his homeland. These are some of his favourite recipes from Turkey and we are excited for him to share them with us. Cook along or simply watch & plan for your next feast!

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Menemen With Spicy Chorizo And Harissa

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu


  • 8 large eggs
  • 200mL chopped spicy chorizo, fresh or semi cured
  • 1 medium pasilla chili or favourite chili, sliced
  • 2 Anaheim chilies, sliced
  • 100mL butter
  • 10 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
  • 20mL sherry vinegar
  • 15mL harissa paste
  • 5mL fenugreek leaves
  • 10mL cumin
  • 4 large cooking tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • Assorted herbs, parsley, basil, green onions
  • 2 preserved limes or lemons
  • Sourdough or favourite pastries to dip


  • In a large skillet melt the butter and add both of the chilies and fry until almost golden brown.
  • Add the garlic, fenugreek, cumin and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the harissa paste, cook for 20 seconds, add sherry vinegar, tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes or so on medium heat until pulpy.
  • Stir in diced chorizo, simmer 2 more minutes.
  • Make little nests for the eggs and crack them in. Lower the heat to medium low, cover with a fitting lid and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Turn off and rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with favourite herbs and serve with sourdough.

Prep Time: 10 (+ 5 Minutes Rest before Serving) minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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