Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Throw Some Eggs in the Smoker!

It's true...wood smoked eggs are amazing!  The smoke brings out a flavor you have not experienced...unless you happen to be someone like Steven Raichlen.  The author of Project Smoke joined Tonia's Kitchen to discuss his recipe for Deviled Smoked Eggs.  Steven says this recipe includes a lot of room for your imagination.  Case in point, you top the eggs with bacon or salmon or even caviar. One important note though, when you use wood chips in whatever you're smoking, Steven says to soak them before smoke, then drain the water.  The reason for that, Steven says, is to                                                                             ensure your smoke lasts longer.

  • 12 smoked eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise, or more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, Tabasco sauce, or other favorite hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Chopped chives
  • Pimentón (Spanish smoked paprika)
  • Regular or smoked salmon caviar
  • Fried bacon slivers
  • Finely shredded beef brisket or pulled pork
Step 1: Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Pop out the yolks and place them and the egg white trimmings in the bowl of a food processor. (Alternatively, you can mash the yolk mixture with a fork.)
Step 2: Add the mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Sriracha and process to a thick purée. Spoon this mixture back into the egg white halves (or pipe it in with a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag with a lower corner clipped). Sprinkle the tops with chives and/or smoked paprika. Or top with salmon caviar or shredded brisket or pork. Chill, covered, until serving.