1½ pounds extra-small shrimp (91-100 count) peeled and deveined
1 small red onion thinly sliced
1 small head fennel cored and thinly sliced
10 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
5 whole bird’s eye chiles
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
3 bay leaves
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup rice wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 dozen large eggs
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt to taste
For the shrimp:
For the deviled eggs:
- Make the shrimp: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add shrimp, cook for 60 seconds, and drain. In a large, nonreactive container, layer shrimp and aromatics. Pour liquid ingredients over top while shrimp are still warm. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours to allow shrimp to pickle.
- Make the eggs: Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat and carefully lower eggs into boiling water. Set a timer for 8 minutes, and while eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. After 8 minutes, drain and shock eggs in ice bath, then peel them. Halve eggs and place yolks in the bowl of a food processor with mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice. Run food processor until mixture is completely smooth, about 2 minutes, and then adjust seasoning.
- To assemble: Spoon filling into a zip-top bag, snip end from bag, and pipe filling into egg halves. Drain pickled shrimp and vegetables, chop pickled vegetables finely, and top each egg half with a pinch of chopped vegetables and a pickled shrimp.
- Recipe by Lauren Utvich