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Hard boiled eggs often can seem intimidating and hard. This method should yield you the perfect egg every time. Eggs that are super fresh might be a little more difficult to peel so eggs that are a few days old work a bit better. Make the eggs in advance and store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week and peel as you use them. They will taste best at room temperature.
Pasture-raised eggs are laid by hens that get to spend their days outside on fresh pastures and generally live off the land. They contain 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2/3 more Vitamin A, 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids, 3 times more vitamin E, 7 times more beta carotene than conventional eggs.
Like fresh salmon, smoked salmon is a good source of protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium and selenium It also contains omega-3 fatty acids which may help to a lower risk of heart disease, macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease.
Smoked Salmon and Hard Boiled Eggs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minute
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 238 calories, 12g total fat, 4g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 3g net carbs, 27g protein
1 dozen eggs, pasture raised, grass fed organic
14 oz smoked salmon
4 tablespoons capers
2 shallots, finely chopped
6 lemon wedges for serving
Fresh dill for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1Allow eggs to come to room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
- 2Over high heat bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- 3Using tongs or a slotted spoon gently place eggs into water.
- 4Set time for 13 minutes and continue to boil uncovered.
- 5While eggs are cooking prepare a large bowl of ice water.
- 6As soon as timer goes off, using tongs or a slotted spoon remove eggs to ice water and let cool completely before peeling.
- 1Place 2-3 slices of the smoked salmon on a plate.
- 2Peel eggs and slice in half, quarters or chop and place on plate with salmon.
- 3Scatter capers and shallot over top.
- 4Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedge on the side.
- 5Season with a pinch of salt and pepper if needed.
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