Simple Salmon Quiche

Thanks to a few staples you can keep in your fridge and freezer, this quick and simple quiche comes together fast thanks to a puff pastry crust filled with custard-ey eggs, smoked salmon, and crème fraîche or goat cheese.


Active Time: 50 mins | Total Time: 1hr 35mins | Serves: 4-6



Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream half and half, or whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • A few shakes of Tabasco hot sauce
  • +-120g smoked salmon chopped in large pieces
  • ¼ cup crème fraiche or goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Short Instructions:

Step 1   

Preheat the oven to 190° C. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the puff pastry. Trim the pastry into a circle so the pastry goes up the sides of a pie tin or baking pan. Trim any excess so it's flush with the top of the sides.

Step 2   

Pierce the bottom of the pastry with a fork then prepare the pan for blind baking by placing a sheet of aluminium foil over the puff pastry and gently mold it into the edges of the pan and up the sides. Top the foil with enough dry beans or pie weights to fill the pan. Bake the pastry for 15 minutes.

Step 3   

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, kosher salt and Tabasco. Pour the egg mixture into the par-baked puff pastry shell then top with the smoked salmon pieces, and dot with crème fraiche or goat cheese, green onion and fresh dill.

Step 4   

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the eggs are set. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, or serve at room temperature. Top with more fresh dill and green onion and serve.

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