When I was growing up, one of the favorite dishes we had in the family was stuffed eggs (think of deviled eggs). But our method was called stuffed eggs "Seville style." My Uncle Phillip, of late memory, swore that this was the way they prepared eggs in Seville. I have no historical proof of this. We just took him at his word. We know that Seville (Sevilla - "Seh-Vee-Yah" in Spanish) is a city in Southern Spain. It was under Muslim rule for over 400 years and it could have been the Muslims who introduced this type of dish to the region. Again, this is all conjecture on my part. If somebody out there has more accurate information, please let me know.
The dish itself is very easy to prepare. All you need is eggs, olives, onion, mayo and Worcestershire sauce. That's it. It's quick and convenient and will impress family and company. The recipe is from my first cookbook, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America (Perseus Books - Running Press). Enjoy.
HUEVOS RELLENOS A LA SEVILLA
(Stuffed Eggs Seville Style)
8 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup chopped pimento stuffed olives
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks. Set the hollow whites aside.
2. In a bowl, combine yolks, olives, onions, mayonnaise, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
3. Stuff the hollow egg whites with the egg-yolk mixture.
4. Place in a serving dish the refrigerator and chill.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
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Labels: Andalusia, Deviled egg, Mustard (condiment), Perseus Books Group, Puerto Rican cuisine, Running Press, Seville, Worcestershire sauce