Saturday, May 8, 2010

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

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Do you really need another recipe for deviled eggs?
Yes, you do.

Deviled eggs signify spring, and there are so many recipes for that old fashioned favorite hors d'oevres.

I decided to add some chopped smoked salmon to my usual deviled egg recipe to make them extra fancy.

With some fresh herbs from the garden, this took classic deviled eggs to a whole new level.



Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs:

8 hard boiled eggs, sliced in half, yolks saved in a separate bowl

a few tbsp of Hellman's REAL mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp of pickle relish or chopped sweet pickles
1 tbsp capers
4 oz. smoked salmon, chopped
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
fresh chives, snipped
freshly ground black pepper



Mash the egg yolks with the other ingredients (you can use more or less of any ingredient), saving some of the smoked salmon for garnishing the top of the eggs.
Mix together to make a smooth filling.

I don't add salt to this particular recipe, because the capers and the smoked salmon give it enough of a salty flavor.

Pipe or spoon into the egg white halves and garnish with a dill sprig or caper.



I have made these w/ smoked trout, and they were equally delicious!

I have pansies growing wild in the cracks in my driveway (very weird), and since they are edible, I decorated the platter with the pretty Johnny Jump-ups!



These would be nice for Mother's Day brunch.




If you don't have a deviled egg platter, then take a regular platter and line it with pretty greens, herbs or arugula. The greens will keep the eggs from sliding.
Lay the eggs on top of the greens and decorate with herb flowers.

Enjoy!



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am making these for mothers day brunch tomorrow along with your edamame pesto and ricotta toasts.
Thanks for posting these recipes!
I will let you know how they turn out.
Amy

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I wouldn't mind if someone made these for me for Mother's Day. They look beautiful on their bed of arugula.

Kate said...

These looks great! I have added everything to my grocery list. I will be making them for tomorrow.

tasteofbeirut said...

These look so dainty and elegant! Great idea for Mother's day or any ladies luncheon! I could easily gobble up the whole tray though!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Another great idea from Stacey Snacks!

kat said...

Definitely not your ordinary picnic deviled eggs

Jen_from_NJ said...

These are too cute. I love the arugula with the pansies - beautiful presentation!

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco said...

Deviled eggs with salmon - sign me up! - John

The Japanese Redneck said...

They do look fancy!

Jonny said...

i was just reading in Jacques Pepin's autobiography about his aunt's version of deviled eggs where she stuffed them and then fried them on the stuffed side. Seeing your eggs here makes we want that really bad right now. By the way, love the edible flowers. Where did you get them?

EAT! said...

Deviled eggs are a favorite at our house. And the addition of the smoked salmon is divine. I am adding this of recipes for summer entertaining.

Lori Lynn said...

Ah, the smoked salmon takes those eggs to another level!
YAY for pansies!
LL