Tomato-Pimenton Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs have an Iberian accent; instead of the usual paprika as garnish, we use pimenton, a smoked Spanish paprika. The yolk is flavored with tomato paste, which provides a concentrated tomato flavor.
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- Yield: Makes 16
Photography: Mike Krautter
- 8 large eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika (dulce pimenton), plus more for garnish
In a medium saucepan, cover eggs with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 12 minutes. Drain eggs; run under cold water until cool enough to handle.
Peel and halve eggs lengthwise; remove yolks and transfer to a bowl. Mash with a fork; mix in mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar. Press through a sieve to make smooth. Stir tomato paste and pimenton into yolk mixture.
Using a pastry bag fitted with desired tip (we used plain and star tips), pipe yolk mixture into whites. Garnish with pimenton. Serve immediately, or chill up to 2 hours.