Fresh local crab and spinach make this decadent twist on a classic party dish a favorite at the MarketBar in San Francisco. The eggs can be made the day before and served as an appetizer.
6 large eggs
2 cups packed spinach leaves, well rinsed
4 ounces fresh lump crabmeat, picked over for shell
1/4 cup good-quality mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Put the eggs in a saucepan and add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain and peel the eggs. Let cool.
Place the wet spinach in a small sauté pan and sauté over medium heat until wilted. Put the spinach in a tea towel and wring out all the water. Finely chop the spinach.
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and carefully remove the yolks, reserving the whites. Mash the yolks in a medium bowl with a fork. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of egg yolk into each egg white half. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 12 deviled eggs
Organic Marin: Recipes from Land to Table
Written and photographed by Tim Porter and Farina Wong Kingsley, and produced by Marin Magazine, this is a seasonal cookbook that celebrates the organic farmers and ranchers of Marin County. Flavor will feature a recipe from Organic Marin each month. The book can be purchased at local bookstores or by going to marinmagazine.com/organicmarin.