Eggs Stuffed with Caviar: Yaitsa Farshirovanniye Krasnoy Ikroy

This pretty and delicious dish is one of the most popular Russian hors d'oeuvres. Salmon caviar is relatively inexpensive, but it's still[ a treat. I always keep a jar in my refrigerator, as it makes a lovely garnish.]

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Small pinch salt
  • 4 ounces salmon caviar
  • Lettuce leaves, micro red cabbage or greens, for garnish
  • Small parsley sprigs, for garnish
Directions
  • Remove the yolks from the eggs and place them in a bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add the creme fraiche, chives and lemon juice to the yolks and season very lightly with salt. Mix until the ingredients are well blended.

  • Spoon the yolk mixture back into the whites and top with a teaspoon of caviar. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Arrange on lettuce leaves, garnish each egg with a small parsley sprig and serve.


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