Appetizer, snack or lunch: these buffalo shrimp deviled eggs are a-mazing! Or should I say: egg-cellent! That creamy egg yolk filling and then those spicy prawns are truly a match made in heaven…
You just have to love deviled eggs… I do!
Whether it is an appetizer, snack or lunch: I make deviled eggs quite often.
And even better: the hubs is always happy to try out a new version because he also loves them as well.
So what do you think of these buffalo shrimp deviled eggs for instance?
I don’t know why it took me so long to try these buffalo egg and shrimp out.
I had come across them quite a few times on social media.
Quite a lot of fellow food bloggers have this recipe on their blog as well.
However I never thought of making these, I would always go for the classic deviled eggs. Plain and simple.
But here I am, happy that I have prepared them!
These eggs are so pretty and highly delicious!
Easy Buffalo Shrimp Deviled Eggs
if you make deviled eggs at home, how do you make them?
Do you add extra ingredients, spices or other flavors? Or do you prefer to keep them classic and simple? It is true, sometimes it is so tempting to just add a little mayo to the yolks and some paprika.
However you can spice deviled eggs up in many ways.
Google it, and you will find numerous versions of this delicious appetizer!
Don’t you have a bottle of buffalo sauce in your pantry?
Then just use a little dollop ketchup and a drop of hot chili sauce instead!
Do you love deviled eggs?
Then you should also check out my guacamole and bacon deviled eggs…
Or how about my deviled eggs with ham mousse filling?
Try them out!
Easy Buffalo Shrimp Deviled Eggs Recipe
Appetizer, snack or lunch: these buffalo shrimp deviled eggs are a-mazing! That creamy egg yolk filling and the spicy prawns are a match made in heaven...
- 2 large eggs
- 4 large raw shrimp
- 1 tbsp Buffalo wing sauce
- 2 tsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- Old Bay seasoning
- Boil the eggs in plenty of water for 10 minutes. Then drain the eggs and put them in the fridge until cooled down fully.
Peel the eggs and slice them in half. Remove the yolks and then transfer them to a small cup together with the mayonnaise, the freshly chopped parsley and a good dash of Old Bay seasoning and pepper.
- Mash the yolks well into a very creamy puree. Check the seasoning and add extra mayo, pepper or Old Bay seasoning to taste if necessary. Then place the yolk mixture in the fridge for now. Melt half of the butter in a small non-stick pan over medium heat and then add the raw shrimp.
- Quickly bake the shrimp on both sides for a minute until pink. Then add the buffalo sauce and the rest of the butter.
- Take the shrimp off the heat and stir them for a minute until the shrimp are well coated with the sauce. Fill the eggs evenly with the yolk mixture. Then top with a shrimp. Sprinkle with extra Old Bay seasoning and chives (optional). Serve.
What is buffalo sauce exactly?
Buffalo sauce is a spicy and tangy sauce typically made from a combination of hot sauce (usually made from cayenne pepper), melted butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and other seasonings.
The sauce is commonly used in American cuisine, particularly in Buffalo, New York, where it is said to have originated.
Buffalo sauce is often associated with chicken wings, but it can be used to flavor a variety of dishes, such as burgers, sandwiches, salads and buffalo shrimp deviled eggs.
The sauce is known for its bright orange color and spicy kick, which can be adjusted to taste by varying the amount of hot sauce used in the recipe.
Who invented buffalo sauce?
The exact origin of buffalo sauce is unclear.
The most commonly cited story is that the sauce was invented by a bar owner named Teressa Bellissimo, who was trying to come up with a new way to serve chicken wings. According to the story, Teressa deep-fried the wings and then tossed them in a sauce made from hot sauce, butter and other seasonings.
The resulting dish, which she called “Buffalo wings,” was an instant hit and soon became a staple of the bar’s menu.
What to make with buffalo sauce?
Over time, this new sauce itself became known as “buffalo sauce” and began to be used as a flavoring for other dishes beyond chicken wings such as my buffalo shrimp deviled eggs.
Buffalo chicken dip, chicken salad and chicken pizza are also very popular ideas.
And what about buffalo cauliflower: this is a vegetarian alternative to buffalo wings, made by coating cauliflower florets in a mixture of buffalo sauce and breadcrumbs and then baking or frying them until crispy.