Saturday, June 26, 2010

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs


I love egg salad.  I love deviled eggs.  I love just plain hard boiled eggs.  Can I make egg salad?  Yep.  Can I hard boil an egg?  Yep.  Can I make to die for deviled eggs?  Nope!  Why not?  I don't know.  They just never have the homey taste like my mom's.

Given that, you can see why I was so excited when Stacey of Stacey Snacks posted her version of deviled eggs.  They are over the top...above and beyond your regular everyday deviled egg!  This recipe spoke to me.  Who needs a good classic deviled egg recipe when one can make these?  Mashed eggs...smoked salmon...capers....what's not to like?

Stacey's post wasn't out there long before I had boiled the eggs and gathered the ingredients around me!!  Take a look at these!


Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
adapted from Stacey Snacks

8 hard boiled eggs, sliced in half, yolks saved in a separate bowl
2 tbsp of mayonnaise (don't skimp here...just the real stuff!)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp of pickle relish
1 tbsp capers
4 oz. smoked salmon, chopped (Save some for the garnish or cut extra for the garnish.)
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
fresh chives, snipped
freshly ground black pepper

Mash the eggs. 
Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard to make a smooth mixture.  Taste and adjust the mayo and mustard as desired.
Add the relish, capers, salmon and dill.  Stir and mix together gently.  Taste again and adjust, if needed.

Spoon or pipe the mixture into the egg white halves.  Garnish with a piece of salmon, some dill and/or a caper or two!  Sprinkle with chopped chives after placed on the serving plate.

PRINTABLE RECIPE



How simple was that?  Thank you Stacey.  I learned that making deviled eggs is not an exact science...I tasted and adjusted along the way and must admit I came close to perfection!!  I have made these three times since Stacey's original post.  Today I must share with everybody. 

10 comments:

  1. Those eggs look so great. Your photos are excellent also. I would love this.

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  2. They look delicious! and with smoked salmon, just perfect!

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  3. It's hard to beat a mother's touch; however, this recipe sounds delicious and I'm happy to add it to my picnic/appetizer file.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Yes, they are delicious! I had an opportunity to enjoy them not too long ago.

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  5. Pretty, pretty, pretty. With all the eggs I have, why do I forget how delish these are? Great photo, Kathy.

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  6. Clever idea! I love both deviled eggs AND salmon. This would be a hit at my house!

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  7. Great photos, Kate. You've really kicked deviled eggs up a notch. I usually make them the same old way I have for years. This will be a wonderful addition to our next family get together.

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  8. Oh my! I love deviled eggs but I've never had them with salmon. I can just about taste them right now. They look egg-cellent!! :)

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  9. YUM! These look wonderful. I need to get some salmon and make these for a trial run before Easter. I'm pinning to remember. (Visiting from Group C SRC)

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