"Yum!" was the first word my husband and children said after one bite of these eggs on Sunday and I had to agree. After rave reviews from the smoked salmon deviled eggs, I wanted to put a similar spin on the classic version, but with shrimp in mind. Knowing how much my family loves my shrimp and sherry cheese spread, I took a few pointers from that recipe and came up with these.
Instead of the traditional dash of paprika, I like to put a little devil back in deviled eggs with a good hit of cayenne pepper. It is optional of course, but highly recommended. I garnish each egg with a small bay shrimp for two reasons... 1. It looks and tastes good and 2. It lets people know what the main ingredient is in case there are any shellfish allergies.
Many of you may be hosting a brunch or luncheon this weekend to honor and remember the mothers in your lives. These would certainly be a wonderful bite-sized food to pass or serve buffet style.Printable Recipe
Shrimp Stuffed Deviled Eggs
makes 12 appetizers
6 extra large hard boiled eggs, cooled and shelled
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry Sherry
4 ounces (about 8 large shrimp) shrimp, cooked, peeled, and roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Ground cayenne pepper to taste
12 small bay shrimp, cooked (optional)
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, mustard, lemon juice, and sherry and process until smooth. Add the shrimp and process to break down the shrimp into small pieces. Add the chives and pulse to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the filling into the whites or pipe the filling using a pastry bag and tip. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and garnish with a shrimp. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Set out at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Source: The Galley Gourmet