Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs | Chris Cooks

April 3, 2022

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Deviled eggs–you either love ’em or hate ’em. I’d say I’m in the “for” category, emphatically – especially with these babies. Smoked salmon and egg is a great pair, and with all the other flavors, it balances perfectly and will really surprise and delight anyone you make them for.

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Whipping the smoked salmon and egg yolk together for a lot time makes the filling so light, and topped with some fresh dill it’s like Spring in a bite.

And of course, my trick with all deviled eggs – serve on a cup of butter lettuce (with a little mignonette dressing I’d suggest). The crux of the deviled eggs is the mostly ubiquitous texture, which this solves.

Smoked Salmon Deviled Egg Cups

Smoky, light, crisp, balanced. Everything about this deviled egg experience is improved, and your guests will appreciate it all.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12 servings


  • 12 eggs hard-boiled, shelled

For the filling

  • 4 oz smoked salmon skin removed and discarded
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 oz mayo
  • 5 tbsp dill pickle juice Grillo's brand is my preferred
  • 1 tbsp chives finely chopped

For the mignonette

  • 2 tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp coarse black pepper or white if you prefer
  • 1 tsp honey

To finish

  • fresh dill
  • 24 small butter lettuce cups


Make the mignonette

  • In a small bowl combine the mignonette ingredients. Stir together and set aside.

Prep the eggs

  • Cut the eggs in half (lengthwise), wiping your knife clean each time. Gently scoop out the yolks and add to a large mixing bowl. Set the whites aside.

Make the filling

  • Add the dijon to the egg yolks and beat with an electric hand mixer. Break the yolk into as small of pieces as you can. Add the smoked salmon, half the mayo and whip for 5 minutes. Add the remaining mayo and dill pickle juice and whip for another 3-5 minutes until relatively smooth. Add the chives and fold in with a spatula.

Assemble the deviled eggs

  • Using a piping bag (or a Ziplock bag with the corner cut out of it), pipe some of the filling into the hole of each egg half.
  • Lay out the butter lettuce cups. Add a small amount of the mignonette onto each cup and place a deviled egg on top of each. Top with a small bit of fresh dill on each and serve chilled.

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What do you think?

  1. REK981 says:

    These look so pretty! I love deviled eggs!

  2. Shanna says:

    These look delicious! Are you supposed to eat the lettuce with the eggs?

  3. Dawn says:

    This looks delicious! LOVE deviled eggs. I have to remind myself I don’t normally eat twelve eggs at a time so step away…. :D

  4. Cori says:

    Sounds delicious. For the smoke salmon do you use hot smoked or cold smoked (lox)?

  5. Christie says:

    These sound delicious. Can you tell me what mignonette is please.

  6. Kelly says:

    This looks delicious! Would you recommend cold-smoked salmon (texture similar to lox), or hot-smoked salmon (texture similar to canned tuna)? I love the idea of serving on butter lettuce with dressing. Always love checking out your recipes on a Sunday!

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