Green Eggs and Prawns

I can never stop at a dozen

We got this idea from Wholesome Cook, whose curried egg and prawn cocktails grabbed our attention a few months back. Of course we didn’t have curry, or brown eggs and we don’t even use the word prawn 75 percent of the time when discussing shrimp. But still we were inspired and we had left over pesto.

Pesto Deviled Eggs with Shrimp

  • 8 hard boiled eggs, shelled
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (nonfat is fine)
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 8 shrimp, peeled and deveined but tails on
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano, chopped or spice mix of your choice

Toss shrimp with oil and spice. Steam until the shrimp start to curl about three minutes. Remove from heat, but leave lid on. Allow to cool. In the meantime. Cut the top quarter of the egg off each egg and scoop out the yolks into a bowl with yogurt and pesto. Reserve the tops. Mash together the yolks, pesto and yogurt to combine.Β  Spoon egg mixture back into the eggs and wedge in a prawn. Place in a little espresso cup. Top with egg white.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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30 Responses to Green Eggs and Prawns

  1. Carolyn Chan says:

    They are too cute!!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    What a clever dish! I would never have thought to add pesto to egg, to begin with, but to then pair it with shrimp? I’m sure Sam would approve.

  3. rsmacaalay says:

    Honestly I love your prawn dishes

  4. I can never stop at a dozen! Haha! I wish I had come up with that…. Thanks for being inspired!

  5. Fantastic idea, and they look so very, very pretty in your gorgeous cups!

  6. LOL I saw the word prawn and thought.. pretty highfalutin’ for a yank. πŸ™‚ It took me a while to say prawn – shrimp just rolls off the tongue. I’ve also never seen them tossed on a barbie here.

    I met Martyna at a food styling workshop in Sydney last year. She’s incredibly clever and I love her food and her photos.

  7. niasunset says:

    So artistic… and yes should be so delicious too. Loved it. Thank you dear Rufus, have a nice day, love, nia

  8. Tandy says:

    Oh, so much better than green eggs and ham πŸ™‚

  9. sallybr says:

    pretty unusual and creative recipe, love the pesto addition! Only recently I got to know Wholesome Cook, nice site!

  10. Mad Dog says:

    They sounds great though I love the idea of curried egg and prawn cocktail too!

  11. These look very fun!!

  12. nrhatch says:

    I don’t care for eggs . . . but that presentation is GORGEOUS!

  13. What a fun idea!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  14. billpeeler says:

    That is about the most awesome and clever thing I’ve seen in awhile. Now why can’t I come up with recipes like that?? Love everything about it —–

  15. ceciliag says:

    These are so cute, healthy and look at those lovely cups!! , just a small serving would be rich and perfect! c

  16. Caroline says:

    This flavor/ingredient combo could not get any more perfect. Pesto, eggs, shrimp…who woulda thunk?! Great appetizer, and love the presentation.

  17. A_Boleyn says:

    A charming and tasty buffet or brunch dish. And it looks so cute too. πŸ™‚

  18. Courtney says:

    I will try them here or there. I will try them anywhere. πŸ™‚

  19. A perfect accompaniment to the UK Jubilee tea time festivities.

  20. I’m sure this is delicious, but it reminds me of the dinner seance scene in Beetlejuice.

  21. Aimee@clevermuffin says:

    How fun! And original. I’ve never seen this before. I adore prawns and I adore pesto, great combo,

  22. These look fantastic – what a great idea!

  23. egg me on says:

    WOW. That’s all I can say about this recipe. Well, that and: AMAZING. Eggs and pesto and shrimp served in little mugs?! Great, great stuff. Okay, so I could say more than just wow.

  24. Pesto mixed into the egg yolks sounds fabulous!

  25. Charles says:

    Sounds wonderful Greg – loving the idea of pesto and egg together, and those shrimp nestling in the top… yummy!

  26. Karen says:

    Deviled eggs are a favorite of so many people and you have made the fancy. Nice.

  27. Kristy says:

    These absolutely rock! I’m definitely making these as an app the next time we have people over. Very clever!!!

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