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Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Quiche Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust:
3 3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
8 TBS Crisco
12 TBS butter (Cold straight from fridge)
1 cup ice water ( more or less)

Filling:
3/4 lb smoked salmon, (I use the moist lox type salmon)
1 lb asparagus spears
2 TBS butter
1/2 c minced onion
2 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
6 eggs
1 c half and half
1 c heavy cream

Directions:
Directions:
Pre heat oven to 400
Make crust first:
Place flour, salt, Crisco and butter in bowl of food processor. Pulse til mix is crumbly. Add ice water, a couple of TBS at a time pulsing in between until a nice dough forms. Roll into ball pat into disc and place in refrigerator for at least 30 mins.
After dough has chilled roll out into a rectangle to fit a 13 x 9 baking dish. Make sure to keep dough cold, roll out on floured surface making sure pastry does not stick. place pastry in dish smoothing up sides and crimping edge. Line bottom with foil or parchment paper, and fill with beans, or pie weights. This is called blind baking and it insures the bottom of the crust stays in contact with the pan and doesn't bubble up and shrink, and will be crisp and browned.
Bake @ 400 for 15 minutes, take out and cool for 2 minutes, reduce temp to 375 and bake for 10 minutes more. Take out to cool while you make the filling.
Filling:
Snap ends from asparagus, wash well and cut into 1/2 pieces. Bring a couple quarts of water to a boil and place asparagus and 1 tsp salt into boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes, then plunge asparagus into ice cold water. Drain. Melt butter in pan, saute onion till golden brown, add asparagus and cook for 5 mins more. Beat eggs with half and half, cream and spices. Place asparagus and onion evenly over baked crust, then arrange salmon over veggies. Top with the grated cheese pour beaten eggs over top and bake for another 30 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes not counting baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is wonderful for Sunday Brunch or light dinner. Like the fish casserole you can substitute any fish but asparagus is strong so don't use a really mild fish as the aspargus will overwhelm it.

 

 

 

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