Sunday, December 11, 2011
Holiday Party Appetizer: Adobe Deviled Eggs
Basically what I'll be doing is taking a relatively simple food idea & spinning the hell out of it, tweaking it & tweaking it again.... then I will try to make it even more beautiful than it was before.
So what..I am a FREAK . Food has to be interesting, with flavor to the hilt & absolutely gorgeous or what's the point. I will try to pawn it off as simple because that is what I do but here's the thing... I am going to give you the coolest stuff I have, break it down to as simple as I can then let you be the judge of it. I don't use recipes so this is really the challenge here. I will do my best to put it down right & if it sucks you can string me up and blog me later.
ADOBE DEVILED EGGS
6 Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Tablespoon Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix (Dry)
2 Ounces Goat Cheese
1 Tablespoon Orange Marmalade
1 Tablespoon Black Poppy Seeds (Garnish)
12 approximately 3/4 of an inch Chive Sticks
Bring eggs to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes then put under cold water immediately and shell.
Slice eggs in half (not lengthwise) remove yokes and put in food processor, add goat cheese, seasoning and marmalade, blend till creamy.
Slice a small sliver off the bottom of each egg half so they will stand straight up and level.
MAKING THE COLOR
1 Cup Beet Juice (I buy a 12ounce can of beets, empty the juice and use them in a salad later.)
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
Combine all ingredients. In a large bowl add the 12 egg halves, completely cover each egg with the beet juice combination and let sit for about 10 minutes till eggs are vivid pink or adobe color. Pat dry with paper towels.
Use pastry tube to pipe creamy mixture into eggs
Sprinkle tops with black poppy seeds and apply 2 chive sticks in V formation.
The photo illustrates a white platter I bought at Pier One. This store is a great source for platters and party accessories but can be a bit pricy. I usually wait for sales or the odd coupon.
These little deviled eggs look best on a solid background to pop all the colors. White, black or red would all be stunners.