Sunday, February 26, 2006

Fruit Tray and Devilled Eggs

Thankyou for the appreciation and leaving some wonderful comments on my last 2 entries .I was humbled and hugely flattered. Its now time to share the recipes .Let's start with recipes from the superbowl sunday entry .

How about we begin with the Fruit Tray with peanut butter-honey dip and Devilled Eggs ?

Fruit Tray with peanut butter -honey dip

You need :
1/2 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter (I chose chunky)
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp water
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
2 cups melonballs
1 banana peeled and thickly sliced
1 apple sliced
4 strawberries sliced
1 small bunch- green seedless grapes

This is how you make it
1. Place peanut butter in small bowl , gradually stir in milk and honey until blended .Stir in water and cinnamon until mixture is smooth
2. Served the dip with fruits which has been arranged on a serving dish .
You can use green salad leaves to cover the serving dish before you arrange the fruits on it .

Fruit tray with peanut butter-honey dip

Peanut butter -Honey Dip

Devilled (or Deviled) Eggs

I always wanted to how this dish got its name. Here's a bit of trivia for those are curious about the name .

"The devil in this particular dish is definitely in the details. In this context, "deviled" refers to the process of highly seasoning a food. Linda's culinary dictionary explains further:

deviled - (1) A term describing food that is dark, rich, chocolate, spicily piquant or stimulating it is "deviled." Means a highly seasoned, chopped, ground, or whole mixture that is served hot or cold. Many foods, including eggs and crab, are served "deviled."

Deviled can also refer to spiced, potted meats such as William Underwood's famous deviled hams and sardines.

Some say the name of the dish originated in Great Britain in 1786, while the oldest known recipe for stuffed eggs appeared in a 15th-century Italian cookbook. Another source claims that the dish originated in ancient Rome.

As for the name, one food historian believes the names for foods such as deviled eggs or Devil's food cake stem from the belief that "healthy foods such as eggs, ham, and cake have been modified to thus become unhealthy." Hence they came under the influence of the evil one and are "deviled." Deviled foods are usually hot with spices, and anything hot is associated with the devil. (Source

You need :
12 Eggs, hard boiled and shelled
8 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
Chopped fresh Parsley

This is how you make it
Slice the eggs in half lengthwise.
Remove the yolks and mash them with the mayonnaise, mustard, until smooth and velvety.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Place equal amounts into hollows of each egg half.
Garnish with chopped parsley.

Devilled Eggs

There you go , Two easy and delicious recipes ready in almost no time at all. Both recipes are great as appetizers or to bring to a pot-luck, and perfect for Atkins and low carb diets.

Enjoy .


aparna said...

I like deviled eggs :)

The picture is also nice. The eggs look good on the white tray.

Meenal Mehta said...

hey thanks aparna

Kay said...

Deviled eggs are this easy? :O

Meenal Mehta said...

yes Kay they are , I actually got everything done in 15 minutes ..includes the garnish :-)

indianadoc said...

Hmm...lovely devils!!

Meenal Mehta said...

thanks indianadoc:)

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