Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Tonight’s Idol theme is “Then & Now” so I decided to put a new spin on a classic recipe.

I love deviled-eggs. Pretty much anything egg related satiates my appetite and these turned out absolutely delicious! I forgot to sprinkle the finished product with paprika but I didn’t miss it at all. If you end up with a lot of extra egg mixture it would be delicious as an egg salad sandwich the next day!

Check out tonight’s recipe on Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rock’s Blog!


Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chives, diced
  • 1 tbsp diced pimentos
  • crostinis

Place the eggs in a medium sized pot and cover with water. Bring to a rolling boil then cover and remove from the heat. Let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Lightly shake the pot to crack the shells.

Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Peel and slice in half.

Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Place the yolks and half the egg whites in a food processor. Dice and reserve the remaining egg whites.

Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Add the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of chives to the food processor.

Deviled-Egg Crostinis

Blend until smooth.

Deviled-Egg Crostinis

In a medium sized bowl mix the egg mixture and remaining egg whites. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

Place a heaping tablespoon of the egg mixture on top of each crostini and garnish with the remaining chives and pimentos.

Bon Appétit! 

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Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

It’s girl’s week on American Idol and I’m cooking up themed recipes for Yahoo! Music’s Lyndsey Parker and her Reality Rocks Blog. Last night I kept it super simple with my Goat Cheese and Mango Nachos. So for tonight’s episode I’m sticking with the simple and delicious theme with my Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis.

I have a love affair with many different types of foods and pesto is one of them. How easy is throwing some ingredients into a food processor, blending it up and having a delicious dip, sauce, stuffing…you name it. Pesto is so versatile in taste and ways it can be used. Mmmmm I’m getting hungry! Dig in!

Happy Eating!


Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Ingredients

Pesto

  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 oz fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp red bell pepper, chopped (reserve 1 tsp for garnish)
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Shrimp

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 package crostinis

Toast the pine nuts in a small saucepan over medium heat until fragrant.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

To make the pesto combine all of the ingredients, minus the olive oil, in a food processor and blend.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Pour in the olive oil and blend until smooth.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. Set aside.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Add the shrimp and saute until nice and pink.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Spread the pesto on the crostini, top with the shrimp and sprinkle with the remaining red bell pepper.

Shrimp and Pesto Crostinis

Bon Appetit!

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