Plate of Stuffed Eggs
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Eggs Stuffed with Shrimp
Spain
  -   Huevos Rellenos con Gambas y Aceituras
Serves
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
6 app  
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1-1/2 hr  
Yes
Stuffing eggs is an exercise in frustration - unless you have the simple but miraculous tools and techniques that make it so easy. These delicious eggs are just a little more complex in having a topping placed over the stuffing before garnishing



12
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3
2
1
4
2
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Eggs, ExL
-- Stuffing
Shrimp (1)
Olives (2)
Onion
Parsley, flat
Yolks from Eggs  
Lemon Juice
Salt
Olive Oil, ExtV
-- Topping
Mayonnaise (3)
Lemon Juice
-- Garnish
Egg Yolk, crumbled
Roasted Red Peppers (4)  

Olives, Onions and Parsley are measured after chopping.

Pre-Prep   -   (1 hr - 20 min work)
  1. Boil and peel EGGS (Best Method).
  2. Cook SHRIMP, preferably in the shell. Shell and de-vein.
Stuffing   -   (35 min work)
  1. Cut cold Eggs in half lengthwise and pop out the yolks. See our Egg Cutter for the best cutting tool.
  2. Chop all Stuffing items fine for measuring. Mash 4 of the Egg Yolks. Mix all Stuffing items and run in a mini-prep (or full size) food processor - or pound to paste in a big mortar.
  3. Separately, Beat 2 t Lemon Juice into the Mayonnaise until smooth.
  4. Cut RED PEPPER into strips about 1/4 inch wide and 1 inch long.
Stuff, Garnish and Serve   -   (40 min)
  1. Pack Stuffing into a Pastry Bag with a 1/2 inch round nozzle. Pipe stuffing into egg halves just even with the tops of the Eggs.
  2. Top each Egg with about 1 teaspoon of the Mayonnaise mix.
  3. Garnish Eggs with crumbled Egg Yolk and a strip of Red Pepper. If you need to hold them for awhile before serving, even overnight, see Note-5.
  4. Serve cold or cool.
NOTES:
  1. Shrimp:   Buy your shrimp in the shell and cook them yourself in the shell. Shrimp bought shelled and cooked are nearly devoid of flavor.
  2. Olives:   Spanish Piemiento Stuffed Olives are the ones to use in this recipe.
  3. Mayonnaise:   Home made is best, but can be risky, especially in business friendly Red States, due to the raw egg yolks. Second best is Hellmann's (east of the Mississippi) or Best Foods (west of the Mississippi), as nearly all food writers agree.
  4. Roasted Red Peppers:   Jars of flame roasted peppers can be found in the pickles section of most markets. These days they are often from Bulgaria, which is fine. Alternatively, you could blast a red bell pepper black with your Propane Torch, brush off the skin and steam it until almost as tender as the canned variety.
  5. Holding Stuffed Eggs:   Get a stack of 8 x 8 inch clear plastic clamshells with hinged lids from a restaurant supply (see Clamshell). I get them from Smart & Final. These will neatly hold 12 stuffed egg halves per clamshell - but they are so flimsy they invite disaster (trust me). Nest two clamshells. Arrange the eggs, then close and snap the lid of the inner clamshell. use scissors to cut off the lid of the outer clamshell (it won't snap securely). Refrigerate level.
  6. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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