Every Day Cookbook Club: Eric Ripert's Avec Eric

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Eric Ripert's newest cookbook, Avec Eric ($35, amazon.com), features over 100 simple recipes. We'll be making Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon from November 18-21. Invite your friends over, take pics of your dish and post 'em here. Or visit our blog and see which editors are cooking!

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Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Serves 4


6 large eggs

2 ounces smoked salmon, diced

2 tablespoons creme fraiche

1 tablespoon sliced chives

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cayenne pepper

1 lemon, cut in half

Paprika, for garnish

Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil, then cover and remove from the heat. Let the eggs sit in the hot water, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes. Drain the hot water and run cold water over the boiled eggs until cool.

Peel the eggs and cut each egg in half lengthwise. Gently remove the yolks from the center and place them in a small mixing bowl. Set the egg white halves aside.

Add the smoked salmon, creme fraiche, chives and mustard to the egg yolks and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Squeeze enough of the lemon juice into the yolk mixture to season to taste.

Spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika and serve.