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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs


Yields 12

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 102

These ultimate deviled eggs transform your Easter finds into party-food favorites. To dress them up for a brunch or other gathering, top each egg with a small dollop of salmon roe. 

  • 6 large hard-cooked eggs
  • 4 oz. cold-smoked salmon, very finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. minced red onion
  • 2 Tbs. capers, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. packed finely grated lemon zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Peel and halve the eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks and crumble them into a medium bowl. Add the salmon, 3 Tbs. of the chives, the mayonnaise, onion, capers, lemon juice, zest, and 1/8 tsp. pepper and mix. Mound the filling into the egg whites. Garnish with the remaining 1 Tbs. chives and several grinds of black pepper.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with Spicy Bloody Marys.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 80, Fat (kcal): 7, Fat Calories (g): 60, Saturated Fat (g): 1.5, Protein (g): 5, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2, Carbohydrates (mg): 1, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 2.5, Sodium (g): 290, Cholesterol (g): 110, Fiber (g): 0,

Photo: Scott Phillips

Have made twice--the 1 cup of mayo turned the filling into a less-flavorful taste. Someone commented here to only use enough mayonnaise to bind the ingredients together--which is exactly my recommendation. The flavors pop! And don't use a food processor on the capers--rough chop them. SO great--they disappear as soon as you put them out.

This recipe has become a family favorite!

Featured these on my blog today! Thanks for the great recipe. Claire @ A Little Claireification

Everyone loved these as an Easter appetizer-even the self-professed smoked salmon haters. Could have easily doubled the recipe. The balsamic capers I used added an extra layer of flavor.

Excellent recipe. I prefer my Deviled Eggs a bit lighter on the mayo. I used just enough mayo to bind the other ingredients together. Flavors were bold and distinct. Yum!!! my new go to recipe.

I have made these several times for parties and they are always the first to go!

Who would want deviled eggs any other way after having them with smoked salmon. This is an incredibly easy way to put the festive back into eggs!

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