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27

Southern Deviled Eggs

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I can’t believe ithas taken me this long to make this a blog post.  Deviled Eggs are one of the special treats that I so look forward to during the Holidays  No quality southern meal would be be complete without a plate of these special appetizers.  First I’d like to take some of he fear away from preparing Deviled Eggs.  Do you worry about under cooking or over cooking hard boiled eggs?  Here is a fool proof method to get them right every time.

Hard-Boiled Egg Prep

Place 6 to 8 raw eggs in the bottom of a wide sauce pan.  Cover the eggs with about an inch of water.  Add a pinch of salt and/or a teaspoon of white vinegar to the water.  This will help keep the whites from leaking out of any small cracks in the egg shells as your cooking them.  Turn the heat to medium high.  Bring the water to a simmer.  When you get  simmer, remove the pan from the heat and reduce the temp to low.  Place the pan back on the heat and allow the simmer to continue for 1 minute.  If your using an electric cook top, just turn off the burner,  the residual heat will do the trick.  Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let eggs sit in the water for 12 – 15 minutes.  Pour out the hot water and shock with cold water and ice.  Wait about 5 minutes and they are ready to peel.

Southern Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 – 8 hard boiled eggs, peeled and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle brine or white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Smoked Spanish Paprika, for garnish

Directions:

Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing the yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter.

Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork.  Add the mayonnaise, brine or vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper and mix well.

Using a pastry bag with a large star tip or just using a spoon, evenly disperse the yolk mixture into the egg whites.  Sprinkle with paprika and serve.  Enjoy!

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Hello All!  And welcome back to Food ~ Flavor ~ Fun.

A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to find and buy Gift Baskets, along with the finest Caviar and other Gourmet Specialty Foods to be prepared and shared with family and friends, to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.  Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!  I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

If you like the Free recipes, please be sure to browse and purchase an item from the Gourmet Essentials Shop!  There is a full line of fantastic specialty food items.  There you’ll find some of the finest Caviar from around the world,  terrific Smoked Salmon, Foie Gras, Pate’, Truffles, Dried Mushrooms, Truffle Oils and more.

Do you or your company send thank you gifts to clients and customers?  Here at FoodFlavorFun, we can help take the burden of this effort by placing a bulk order.   You provide us the list of clients or customers and which baskets you’d like to send each and maybe a special note or card that you would like to include and we take care of the rest.  Give the gift that gives twice!  Once when they see a very beautiful and thoughtful gift and second when they taste the fantastic flavors you’ve sent to them.  Shoot us an email at foodflavorfun@foodflavorfun.com to find out more!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feed America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Tilapia is a very mild and very verssitile style of  fish.  The blackened preperation is right down home where I come from…cajun country.  This dish is very low on fat and a quick fix.  This is literally a 15 minute dish.  And in true Food~Flavor~Fun style, loaded with flavor.  You have to check this one out!

Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia with Garlic and Lime Butter

Blackened Tilapia with Garlic-Lime Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets (can’t find tialpia….use catfish instead)
  • 1 tablespoon blackening seasoning

Directions:

Grate 1 teaspoon of zest from the lime and place into a small bowl.  Halve the lime and squeeze the juice from both halves into the bowl.  Add the butter, garlic and cilantro.  Stir to mix and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet or saute’ pan over high heat.  Rub the tilapia all over with the blackening seasoning.  When the oil in the pan starts to lightly smoke, add the fish and cook undisturbed until the spice rub becomes dark and crusty.  3 to 4 minutes.  Flip and cook until the fillets flake with gentle pressure from your finger.  1 to 2 minutes more.

Transfer the fish to 4 serving plates and immediately top each with a bit of the flavored butter.  Makes 4 servings.

Enjoy!

I’d love to hear from you!  You can reach me by using the comment box below.  Or if you’d like, send me an email at foodflavorfun@foodflavorfun.com.

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