Smoked salmon deviled eggs
My brother is commercial fisherman in Alaska which means I always (almost always) get some great Alaskan treats sent my way for Christmas or Birthdays. This last Christmas he sent some home jarred salmon which I made into delicious burgers. He also sent a can of smoked salmon which I decided to use to make smoked salmon deviled eggs. It was my first attempt at these but definitely wont be the last, wow were they tasty. If you like deviled eggs and salmon these protein packed bite sized treats are going to be a hit!
10 large eggs-hardboiled and cut in half with yolks removed
1 can Alaskan smoked salmon (appx 6.5 oz) flaked
3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives-plus more for garnish
3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill-plus more for garnish
¼ cup mayo
4 tablespoons finely diced red onion- Shallot would work as well
Juice from one half fresh lemon; 1-2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika for garnish
Overall this is a really simple recipe, along with the egg yolks you want to add all the ingredients above (minus the egg whites of course) to a large bowl and mix well. Once your mixture is ready go ahead and fill all the hollowed out egg halves with a heaping spoonful of the egg yolk mixture. After all your eggs are filled up I like to sprinkle paprika on top for color and a hint of smoky flavor, as well as some finely minced fresh dill and chives which adds a nice green color and one final layer of fresh green herb flavor. Eat these right as you finish then refrigerate the rest, if there are any!