Recipe Spiced Guinness eggs

Morning Glory

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19 Apr 2015
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2:54 AM
Maidstone, Kent, UK
These spicy eggs are addictive and versatile. You could simply eat them as they are for a snack. Or maybe stuff them for an appetiser. I used them in a bacon and egg salad with a Guinness vinaigrette (see below). These pickled eggs will keep for months if placed in a sterilised jar. The recipe makes 3 spiced eggs but you can easily scale the recipe up. If making a larger quantity you don’t need to increase the amount of cinnamon or mace stated.



For the spiced eggs:
330ml Guinness
1 Scotch bonnet chilli, left whole and pierced in several places (you could substitute chilli of your choice)
1 cinnamon quill
1 blade of mace
1 whole black cardamom
1 star anise
3 hard boiled eggs (shelled)

For the Guinness vinaigrette (serves 2-4 depending on whether used for main course or side salad):
1 clove of garlic, finely grated
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp Guinness
1 tsp honey
Squirt of lemon juice
¼ tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

For the spiced eggs:
Place all the ingredients except the eggs in a pan and simmer until reduced by half. This will take about 20-25 mins.
Remove the spices.
Place the eggs in a beaker or jar and pour the liquid over them.
Cover and leave to steep for at least 24 hours.

For the Guinness vinaigrette (serves 2-3)
Place all the ingredients except the oils and salt in a bowl and whisk. Add the sesame oil and olive oil and whisk again. Add salt to taste.

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