Shrimp Deviled Eggs

by Erica Dinho on July 13, 2010

Shrimp Deveiled Eggs

The first time I ate deviled eggs was about nine years ago, when I first came to the United States. I never heard of this delicious and simple appetizer while living in Colombia. For those who have never heard of Deviled Eggs, they are hard-boiled eggs, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk, mixed with different ingredients.

They are simple and easy to make and a great picnic food. There are many variations of this egg dish. I made Shrimp Deveiled Eggs and they were fantastic, I could not stop eating them.

Buen provecho!



  • 5 eggs
  • 4 cooked shrimp, diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • Paprika and cilantro for garnish


  1. Put the eggs in a saucepan and half fill with water. Set over medium heat. When the water bubbles gently, reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. When the eggs are cool enough to handle, take them out of the water. Carefully peel off the eggshell.
  3. Put the eggs on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut each egg in half lengthwise. Use a soup spoon to scoop the yolks out of the eggs and into a bowl. Put the egg white halves on a serving platter and set aside.
  4. Add the mayonnaise, onions, cumin, lime juice and mustard to the bowl with the yolks. Use the spoon to mash them all together into a paste. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  5. For each stuffed egg half, sprinkle on paprika and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah Naveen July 13, 2010 at 10:34 AM

ooh wow!!! nice pic..looks so delicious..


2 Belinda @zomppa July 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Shrimp and eggs are one of my favorite combos!


3 Chef E July 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM

I am heading right into the kitchen to boil some eggs! Love them, and what a great idea to add shrimp!


4 Joan Nova July 13, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I don’t these very often but when I do, I always enjoy them. Great idea to add shrimp to the mix.


5 Kim July 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Deviled eggs are so addictive, aren’t they? I’ve never had them with shrimp before….sounds like a fabulous idea!!


6 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog July 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Here they’re called huevos rellenos – I didn’t know the name in English – love them with shrimp! :)




7 Faith July 13, 2010 at 8:56 PM

I love deviled eggs and yours look delicious, especially with the addition of shrimp!


8 Carla July 13, 2010 at 10:36 PM

I’m with Kim on this one.Addictive. I too have never tried them with the diced shrimp, though I see them on recipe sites all over the web. A must try at least once.


9 Tracey@TangledNoodle July 14, 2010 at 1:24 AM

I don’t remember when I first had deviled eggs and it’s been a long time since I last had them. But they are delicious! I love the shrimp in your version. 8-)


10 Amy @ cookbookmaniac July 14, 2010 at 7:31 AM

They look fantastic! I like the height of the fillings! Most of the decilled eggs I see are quite plain. This looks like it is standing up and ready to sing! Nice one.


11 Lori Lynn July 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Shrimp is a great addition to the classic appetizer! Like your photo too.


12 Erica July 14, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Thank you everyone!


13 Sandra G July 14, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Wow, this looks so good I think I have to make them Right now!


14 Soma July 15, 2010 at 5:04 PM

I never would have thought of combining shrimp in the eggs. that does give a nice and different touch.


15 Baking is my Zen July 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Gorgeous photo! I never thought to put fish & eggs together like this.



16 Oysterculture July 17, 2010 at 4:28 PM

We have deviled eggs on a regular basis – I’ve made crab deviled eggs before but never shrimp. I need to correct that oversight!


17 Harrison Huffer September 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Very nice. I’m going to give it a go. Wish me luck!


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