If you love eggs, and can handle an ice bath [Ed. note: Not literally], then there are a thousand different ways you can enjoy these beauties. They work on toast, on a salad, or on their own as a snack. You can also vary the marinade. One of my favorites is comprised of soy sauce, scallions, ginger, and chilies.
When I recently made this for the BF, he suggested adding some chicken to the dish, and then smartly decided against that. [Ed. note: There goes my quota.] I prepared the eggs on top of a bed of coconut rice, sprinkled with scallions, micro-cilantro and black sesame seeds. To quote the great Ina Garten, "How easy is that?"
Inspired by: Well Seasoned Studio and Momofuku
PS: [Ed. Note: Hello it's the BF here, and okay so this is weird. A year ago we got super healthy with this Asian-style kale salad, and I sniffed, guffawed and gave thanks to a true kaleaholic, then-San-Francisco-Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, who was on his way to Arlington to play for the Texas Rangers. WELL, he had a great season with them and here we are a year later and HE'S BACK and I repeat for emphasis: Yes. Yes. Yes.] (www.moveablefeast.me/blog/asian-style-kale-salad)
You know that one person in your family that has that annoying habit that drives you and the rest of the clan batshit crazy? [Ed. note: It's a technical term.]
That person was me.
Removing the filling of a Hostess Twinkie, Suzy Q, or cupcake. Digging out the fruit at the bottom of a yogurt cup, leaving the sour plain yogurt for the next unsuspecting sibling. Sorry, Mike.
Eggs. Mom would go to Defcon 2 as I would surgically remove the yolk of a fried egg and leave behind a perfectly entact white saucer.
So it's no surprise that when the BF and I have deviled eggs, the filling gets excavated and he gets the outside white. Except...for this pinkalicious delight, where the outer egg white packs a puckering wallop of flavor (courtesy of the cardamom, anise, peppercorns, and optional jalapeno).
This is a nice addition to any Easter or Passover table. In my experience, they're always the first to disappear.
Happy Easter, Pesach Sameach.
Adapted from: Simply Recipes and The Kitchn (Brine)
Number of Servings: Makes 6 whole pickled eggs or 12 deviled egg halves
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pickled Beet Brine
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pickled Beet Brine
Gadgets. Not my thing, usually. Was a late adopter to the smart phone, slow cooker, Instant Pot, and mandoline. Still don’t own an ice cream maker, waffle iron or Ebleskiver Pan, nor do I want any.
That said, I took swift interest in the Spiralizer www.williams-sonoma.com/products/5965843/ and hand-held julienne peeler www.target.com/p/zyliss-julienne-peeler/-/A-16731252. They appealed to my sensibilities and food preferences, particularly pasta, and introduced the idea of substituting vegetables as a healthy, low-carb alternative.
Kids love twirling the veggie strands onto their fork like spaghetti, and even my meat-and-potatoes loving BF loves it. One of the most endearing things he has said to me was, as I served him Spiralized rutabaga noodles with beef meatballs in marinara sauce, “I don’t miss the pasta.” [Ed. Note: Still don't.]
This is so easy, it’s barely a recipe. You can use a Spiralizer, but really, for this the hand-held julienne peeler works fine. The tool itself is inexpensive and can be bought most anywhere (see photo below).
The dish is gluten free, paleo, low carb, Whole30 friendly, and a great way to clear out your vegetable garden at the end of summer. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Number of servings: 2
Soft Boiled Eggs
I'm Jacquie, personal chef & recipe developer in the bay area. Living life with my wildly funny boyfriend and dog Marlowe. Lover of books, bourbon, chocolate and movies.