I love deviled eggs. I love making them, eating them, and sharing them at pot-lucks.
I was recently at a restaurant for a luncheon where deviled eggs were on the buffet. I excitedly grabbed a couple and made my way to my seat, only to be disappointed with the bland, pasty lack of flavor. The second egg was left on my plate at the end of the event; that’s how blah it was.
Not like my version of the classic Deviled Eggs. I swap out the kind of pepper between smoked chipolte, Aleppo Syrian red pepper, or whatever strikes my fancy. I’m into Aleppo Red Chile Flakes from the Savory Spice Shop lately, for the fruity, warm, earthy chile flavor of this Syrian chile that’s different from paprika or regular crushed red child flakes.
Deviled Eggs with a Kick
12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/3 cup organic egg mayonnaise
1/4 cup stone ground mustard
sea salt Aleppo red chile flakes
Slice the eggs lengthwise and scoop the yolks into a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and sea salt to the yolks and mash and cream together until creamy. Taste to adjust seasonings, using more or less of any ingredient. Fill egg halves with yolk mixtures and sprinkle with red chile flakes. Watch them disappear.
Taught by a graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute, the class covered the healing properties of herbs such as turmeric, ginger, chiles, oregano, marjoram, mint, fennel, rosemary, cloves, celery seeds, juniper berries, true cinnamon, and cardamom.
When I got home, my husband asked me if I took over the class — he knows me too well! I felt myself blush and confessed that I really tried not to, although I did offer the class my recipe for one of my stand-by herbal remedies: anti-inflammatory turmeric milk!
I demonstrated my Sweet Tart Chicken recipe during the book launch party at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Highlands Ranch on Saturday. It’s a recipe that has everything I want out of a one-pot meal — quick, easy, delicious, and nutritious — and it contains one of my current addictions: pomegranate molasses. Yum!
I wished I could have fed the pomegranate glazed chicken, potatoes, squash, Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms to all 85+ audience members at the signing, but it was nevertheless gratifying to have such an attentive group asking wonderful questions about healthy eating and making Glorious One-Pot Meals.
In the meantime, you can get the recipe for Sweet Tart Chicken here, and check out a video demonstration of the recipe below!
One of the questions was where do I find pomegranate molasses? I get mine at the Savory Spice shop, but I’ve seen it at middle eastern groceries and Whole Foods. I use it in a few recipes in the new Glorious One-Pot Meals cookbook and it’s always scrumptious.