On vacation....time to share a couple of shots....the Umpqua River...
The Elk Preserve outside of Reedsport, OR.
Loving the outdoors on Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at Southern Daydreamer!! Stop by and browse the many wonderful adventures being shared.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
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.
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.