February 20, 2008

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs



Ingredients:
10 hardboiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon sour cream
4 oz smoked salmon, minced
white pepper
large capers for garnish


Directions:
In a small bowl, use a fork and thoroughly mix together the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, pepper, and the smoked salmon*. Spoon an equal amount into each of the egg halves. Top with a jumbo sized caper and serve.


*If you want a really smooth texture, pop it all in the food processor or blender and pulse.

My thoughts:
I think I have a minor deviled egg addiction. Over the past few years I have posted no fewer than five deviled egg recipes to Coconut & Lime. This will make six. The funny thing is that Matt isn't terribly fond of deviled eggs so I normally just make enough for me or use a lunch visitor as an excuse to try out a new variety. These I made for my mother who stopped by for lunch today and she quite enjoyed them. When I eat at her house she always makes me guess what the "secret ingredient" in whatever she made is (hint: it is always Old Bay) so I didn't tell her what kind of deviled eggs they were but she got it in one. The lox gives the egg a slightly salty smoky flavor that works really well with the creamy egg yolks. Just take care to really mince it so you are not left with any big, chewy chunks.

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love deviled eggs. The caper on top makes it look so elegant.

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  2. I always seem to equate deviled eggs with "summertime" & since I'm needing some warmth on this blustry winter day, your recipe will do the trick!

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  3. You have just combined two of my favorite foods: lox and deviled eggs.

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  4. What Heather said.

    Also, Old Bay is the secret ingredient in most things my mom cooks too...not that that's a bad thing.

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  5. Oh no...deviled eggs have always been one of the few foods I cannot eat. Maybe the salmon would break up the taste and texture though... because they do look yummy! Looking at this picture I don't have the scared feeling I usually get when presented with deviled eggs, so baby steps I suppose ;-)

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  6. You even make deviled eggs look elegant!

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  7. Yum! I've always wanted to mix smoked salmon with deviled eggs!

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  8. Good lord those eggs look good.I'm constantly searching for new way to prepare eggs, so i'll definitely be trying these.

    I was on a beet, habanero, and egg kick (I called them fire and earth eggs), but have recently slowed down on them. My all-time favorite egg dish is the simplest one, poached, with matcha salt on top.

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