Hard-Boiled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs Au Saumon Fume) prepared with certified organic cage free Egg
This recipe for a product review, NestFresh Eggs. There is always excitement when I am asked to do a product review. A review of a product that is beneficial for both the environment and our health is always ideal. When I was asked to do a review on NestFresh, it was a bit odd since I have never thought about doing a review about eggs. Although I have heard about the freshness of the eggs and seen them in supermarkets, it was a task that I wanted to accomplish.
It will be a fib if I say that this review was very easy as I initially thought. For one reason or another, I could not find the eggs at Whole Foods where I used to see them. Traveling for eggs was not part of my Saturday rituals. The NestFresh eggs are only found in North Jersey in Whole Foods or Kings. So, after going 30 miles (total mileage) to a Kings Supermarket for the eggs, my search was over. I was happy but annoyed at the same time that I had to travel this far just for eggs. I don’t think it would have mattered that much if I have not done my food shopping yet.
So I arrived home and still excited to try the eggs. The eggs are well packaged in pulp cartons made from 100% recycled paper fibers and corrugated products that are completely biodegradable and recyclable, which is what I like to see since I am for safe keeping of the environment. Hard-Boiled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs Au Saumon Fume) by Marie Denise Celestin, My Favorite Recipes, 2006 Edition, was the method chosen for this particular review. The recipe is from a Haitian Cookbook I bought while traveling recently to Haiti. Because I wanted to remember the freshness of the eggs growing back home, I thought this would be the perfect way to taste the freshness of the NestFresh eggs.
The eggs sizes are normal, meaning the size an egg without any GMO should be. With the first crack of one egg, I noticed the difference. The shell was strong, and the yolk was a wonderful orange bright color. The egg white was clear and was not very runny and easy to separate from the yolk. This is very noticeable when an egg is not fresh. Compared to a non-GMO egg or noncage free egg where the yolk is not bright and the white part a bit runny; this was a plus.
The recipe chosen was very simple and easy. Hard-Boiled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs Au Saumon Fume), is a great lunch dish when you want to eat something different. Served on a bed of lettuce and wrapped with smoked salmon, the eggs tasted very delicious. Would I make the same recipe again with the NestFresh, probably not?
There are two reasons why I would not try the eggs again. First reason, I don’t believe anyone should drive 15 miles away from their home for fresh eggs when other brands are always available in several supermarkets, and the second reason is the price. Paying $5.99 for one dozen of eggs does not sound reasonable when there are other certified organic cage-free eggs available in several supermarkets. I would buy the NestFresh Eggs again if they are easily found in several supermarkets and also at a reasonable price for a dozen of eggs. Hopefully, in other states, the prices are lower.
In conclusion, these Hard-Boiled Eggs with Smoked Salmon or Oeufs Au Saumon Fume are delicious. The salmon adds tons of flavor to the eggs. The mixture is smooth, and I will suggest not to add salt. And if you do like salt, ease up a bit on it. This recipe does not need that much sodium as the smoked salmon does a great job with its added sodium. Enjoy it with homemade crackers or with fried plantains.
Don’t forget to let me know how you like the Hard-Boiled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs Au Saumon Fume) and your experience with NestFree if you can find them. By the way, this recipe can be served as an appetizer, for lunch, brunch, and even breakfast.
Disclosure: I received compensation in the form of coupons in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored and contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own and may differ from others.
Hard-Boiled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs au Saumon Fume)
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- t tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp mustard
- 1/4 lb smoked salmon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of ground pepper
- Boil eggs for 10 minutes. Drain off the hot water and run plenty of cold water other them, so that they stop cooking at once. Remove shell and cut the top of each egg - about 1/4 off the top. Carefully remove the yolks and place in a bowl. Combine egg yolks, mayonnaise and mustard to obtain a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the base of the whites horizontally, so that they can stand upright. Fill the whites wit the yolk mixture. Wrap eggs with smoked salmon strips and serve on a bed of lettuce.