What would be a good substitute for the tomatoes in the Strapatsada? Sweet red peppers? Though these might take a bit longer to break down in the pan?
Nigella's Strapatsada (from SIMPLY NIGELLA) is her version of the Greek dish of tomatoes cooked with softly scrambled eggs. The tomatoes break down into a rough puree and meld with the eggs in the pan.
Unfortunately we are not sure that sweet red (bell) peppers are a great substitute as they do not break down in the same way that tomatoes do when they are cooked and they also have a lower moisture content. The peppers will still retain some of their shape and firmness unless they are cooked and then pureed. If fresh tomatoes are not available then we suspect that canned peeled plum tomatoes may be a better alternative. As they are larger in size, you would probably need 4-5 peeled plum tomatoes rather than 8 small fresh tomatoes. You may also like to try Eggs in Purgatory or Mexican Scrambled Eggs.