Saying Happy thanksgiving and Merry Christmas would be very appropriate for this post. I was supposed to do this post for Christmas, but due to some demand from some of my readers, I decided to do it for now. What is a blog without happy readers right?
Who makes deviled eggs hehehehe my Christian brothers and sisters. Don’t worry, no devil here. First things first what are “devilled/deviled eggs?” Deviled eggs or devilled eggs are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half, and filled with the egg’s yolk mixed with mayonnaise and mustard, but many other styles also exist.
I have always loved eggs, so stuffing it with my favorite foods did not even help matters 🙂 I simply adore deviled eggs and it is always on my menu during most holidays, but this twist had me drooling. I remember when I did my first big move and before I had my children, I had an aunt who made deviled eggs every year during the holidays and I never missed it. I always had one or two pieces in my dinner plate. Did I think it was the food for the devil? Absolutely yes! I and my Mary Amaka self in those days 🙂
Anyway, some time ago I got requested to create a few types of appetizers. Creatively, I got a little stuck so I decided to seek my friend Remmy to help me. She came up with deviled eggs stuffed with beans and pepper sauce, but I kicked it up a notch and did mine with stewed beans and suya meat a.k.a Dambu Nama. Saying it was delicious is an understatement. I also did some with suya meat on it’s own and another with suya meat tossed in mayonnaise and other spices. Food is absolutely versatile and this post goes to prove it.
I believe that every food can be “Nigerianized” (for lack of a better word).
This is a great and simple dish for the holidays. Imagine how pleasantly wowed your guests will be; not only at how pretty this dish looks, but how great it tastes. Please do make this for the holidays and let us know how it goes 🙂
- 1 lb chopped shrimp
- ½-1 tbsp. of butter
- 4-6eggs(steamed, peeled and halved)
- 4 small garlic cloves (minced or finely crushed)
- 1 small habanero(crushed into a paste)(optional)
- ½ tsp dry pepper flakes
- green onion and or basil for garnishing
- season shrimp with dry pepper flakes, habanero, garlic and salt; then stir fry in ½ tbsp. of butter. Once the shrimp turns pink, set it aside. Cut the eggs in half. Remove the yolk of each egg(save the yolk for chicken salad if you want) fill each egg cavity with the shrimp, drizzle any left over sauce unto the shrimp and garnish the with the green onion. Sprinkle some pepper flakes as a garnish if you want it spicy