Easter Deviled Eggs - Rainbow hard boiled eggs

Thursday 29 March 2018
Post in collaboration with Juliettes Interiors

Unicorn eggs - the ideal dish for an Easter brunch. Celebrate the arrival of Spring with all the multicoloured shades of the rainbow in this pretty pastel retro-tastic canape which is perfect for parties or picnics. Take your devilled eggs to a whole new level of sophistication by colouring them and serving with smoked salmon and caviar. 

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Chaise Longue? For me it's luxury, decadence, quaffing champagne, Art Deco and The Great Gatsby! It's a piece of furniture that I would absolutely love to own and I can totally imagine myself luxuriating on one wearing a silk dressing gown and being waited on hand and foot. Surely the height of glamour and sophistication? When I was invited to take part in a creative challenge and create a lunchtime menu inspired by my favourite Chaise Longue from the collection at Juliettes Interiors I didn't have to be asked twice. But which one to choose? I pondered over Neoclassical, Contemporary or Baroque, Leather, Velvet or Linen and Mahogany, Walnut or Gold Lacquer but in the end had to go with my initial gut instinct and the absolutely stunning Button Upholstered Italian Designer Turquoise Velvet Chaise Longue. Isn't she just gorgeous?

I have a big thing about Turquoise - you only need to look at my kitchen, my logo and my summerhouse should proof be needed. But what to eat whilst reclining on my imaginary chaise? With Easter on the horizon my mind turned to eggs and specifically the somewhat retro canape of devilled eggs. As a child my Grandma Corntown often used to take my sister, Mum and myself for lunch on a Friday at The National Hotel in Dingwall. My starter of choice was always egg mayonnaise. It's not something that you tend to see on a menu these days but was a ubiquitous dish of its time. In homage to classic egg mayo I've created a multicoloured dish of Unicorn Devilled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Caviar. These would be the perfect hors d'oeuvre or amuse-bouche for any stylish party but of particular relevance for an Easter gathering - or a Unicorn Party! The addition of smoked salmon and caviar really does take these to a whole new level of sophistication and the saltiness of the fish goes so well with the creamy egg mayo. 

So we have the gorgeous pastel Unicorn eggs (made even more sumptuous with smoked salmon and caviar ) which match so well with my chosen Chaise. I'm still slightly confused as to whether they are Devilled Eggs or Deviled Eggs. The number of l's seems to depend upon where in the world you are. But what else to quaff and consume as part of a Chaise Longue Luxury Lunch? The drink of choice surely has to be Champagne and to complete my menu I'm going to lie back and imagine myself eating the following...

Unicorn Devilled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Caviar 

Unicorn Devilled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Caviar

Free Range Eggs
Salt & Pepper
Gel Food Colouring
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Paprika
  • Place the eggs in a pan of cold salted water. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes. (To allow for any breakages or damaged eggs you may wish to cook more than required.)
  • Drain and cool the eggs under cold running water before peeling. Bear in mind that fresh eggs are harder to peel than older ones.
  • Cut each egg in half lengthwise, carefully remove the yolks and place them in a bowl.
  • Rinse the egg whites to remove any remaining yolk.
  • Mash the yolks until smooth and creamy with a generous quantity of mayonnaise. 
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside. At this point you could also add any additional seasoning such as mustard powder, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, celery salt or curry powder.
  • Fill small bowls with water and food colouring in as many colours as you want your eggs. Gel colouring will give a better result and you will only need a tiny amount.
  • Experiment with quantities of colouring and how long you leave the eggs immersed to get the colour results you desire. Check after a couple of minutes - mine needed between 3 and 5 minutes.
  • Once you are happy with the colour remove the egg halves with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Fit a piping bag with a star shaped nozzle and fill the whites with the with the egg mayonnaise yolk mixture.
  • If you don't have an egg serving plate (mine came from TK Maxx) you can slice a wee bit off the base of each egg so they sit nicely or nestle them in shredded iceberg lettuce.
  • Top the Unicorn Devilled Eggs with finely shredded smoked salmon, caviar and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
  • Chill and serve.

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www.foodiequine.co.uk Unicorn Devilled Easter Eggs You'll find all the multicoloured shades of a rainbow unicorn in this pretty pastel retro-tastic canape which is ideal for parties or picnics. Take your devilled eggs to a whole new level of sophistication by colouring them and serving with smoked salmon and caviar.

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  1. I always make devilled eggs at Easter, yours sound delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare

  2. Oh what a fab idea! Love the look of these and they would really appeal to my children too!

  3. What a fantastic modern twist to an old traditional party staple

  4. My kids would love the deviled eggs {though we'd have to use differnet fillings as they don't eat meat/fish}

  5. I think deviled eggs are essential for any gathering! I have never made them different colours though!!

  6. These eggs are so delicious and so cute, perfect for Easter entertaining-)

  7. These look so much fun - what a great twist on devilled eggs. Perfect for an Easter party


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