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In this recipe from Natalie Keng’s debut cookbook, Egg Rolls & Sweet Tea: Asian Inspired, Southern Style, wasabi provides a peppery punch.

Deviled eggs on a plate with forks on a floral table cloth with a drink

Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Natalie Keng
Wasabi adds balance to the rich mayonnaise in these deviled eggs.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Southern
Servings 12
Calories 140 kcal


6 large eggs

    4 tablespoons mayonnaise

      1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

        1⁄2 teaspoon wasabi powder or

          1 teaspoon wasabi paste

            1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Salt

              Freshly ground black pepper Smoked paprika, for garnish


                Bring a pot of water to a boil. Turn the heat off and gently put the eggs in the water using a soup ladle. Turn the heat back on to high and cook the eggs for 12 to 14 minutes.

                  To make peeling the eggs easier, fill a medium bowl halfway with ice and water. After the eggs are done, transfer them to the ice water bath. Let the eggs cool completely, then peel and slice them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks carefully with a spoon and put them in a medium bowl. Place the egg white halves on a plate.

                    To the bowl of egg yolks, add the mayonnaise, mustard, wasabi, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. With a fork, mash together the yolks and seasonings and mix until you get a smooth paste.

                      Add a small spoonful of the egg yolk mixture back into each egg white half. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika. (I like Kentucky’s Bourbon Barrel Foods Bourbon Smoked Paprika.)


                        Note: For an easy, homemade filling dispenser, scoop all of the egg yolk mixture into a quart-size plastic storage bag or a sandwich bag. Gently press and gather the mixture toward one corner of the bag. Snip off the tip of the plastic bag. Squeeze the yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Enlarge the hole if needed.
                        Recipes from Egg Rolls & Sweet Tea: Asian Inspired, Southern Style by Natalie Keng. Published by Gibbs Smith. All images by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn


                        Serving: 2halvesCalories: 140kcal
                        Keyword Deviled eggs, wasabi
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