Cristina Ferrare’s new cookbook: Big Bowl of Love hit shelves today. It is a wonderful collection of over 150 of her favorite recipes that are great for all occasions. We were excited to preview this gorgeous cookbook and offer a copy to one of our readers! There’s a variety of recipes that are influenced by both American and Italian flavors. It’s apparent that the dishes Cristina has created and cooked over the years have special meaning to her and her loved ones. Her passion for food has made her a New York Times Best Seller and a host of her own cooking show, Big Bowl of Love, on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The photos in the cookbook were beautifully photographed by Tod Porter and Diane Cu of White on Rice Couple and like all of their other work… it’s breathtaking.
Since Easter is around the corner, we thought Cristina’s deviled egg recipe would be great to share. It’s a retro dish that is perfect for brunches and parties. It’s bright, fresh and so simple to make. The trick is boiling the eggs for the right amount of time to yield beautiful eggs without the unattractive green ring around the yolk (which means you boiled your eggs to the point of no return). Good thing Cristina guides us on how to conquer the questionable boiling time for eggs. These deviled eggs consist of six ingredients, but that doesn’t mean that it’s lacking in flavor. The pop from the Dijon mustard, brightness from the lemon juice and the heat from the cayenne pepper makes this little deviled egg simply fabulous.
Reprinted from Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love © 2011 by Cristina Ferrare. Permission granted from Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
yields: 12 servings
6 organic eggs
4 Tbs. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 radishes, sliced thin, then cut into matchsticks
Place the eggs in a pot and add cool tap water to cover the eggs by 2 inches. On medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil. Turn off the burner, cover the pot, and move it off the burner. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Remove the eggs using a slotted spoon. Place the eggs in a bowl and hold under cool running water for 1 minute.
Peel the shells from the eggs first by gently tapping, then by gently rolling the egg several times on the sides of the sink to crack and loosen the shell and the membrane. Use your thumb and index finger to gently try to get under the membrane and lift it off; the shell should easily come off with it.
Let the eggs cool to room temperature.
Slice the eggs in half from top to bottom. Remove the yolks and place them in a bowl. Place the egg whites in a bowl of cool water to remove any remaining yolk. Let them drain on a paper towel. Gently pat dry with a paper towel before stuffing them.
Mash the yolk with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Whip using the fork until smooth and creamy.
Place the whipped yolks into a pastry bag with a tip that will make a nice design. Pipe the filling into the egg whites, incorporating several pieces of radish. Sprinkle extra cayenne over the top if you like.
Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
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Thank you everyone for entering the giveaway! All of your “big bowl of love” dishes sounds amazing (especially the dessert ones – my weakness)! Congratulations to Nicole!! (spinach salad with “heart” strawberries)
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. (sorry international readers…) The giveaway will end on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be randomly drawn and will be notified by the email. If the winner does not claim their prize within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen and the prize will be forfeited.
Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary copy of Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love cookbook. One random winner will also receive the same. The opinions however, are my own.