salmon_quiche_250By Lorie Fangio, Guest Blogger

There is no denying the extravagance of a classic French dish. Complex in flavor, drenched in buttery sauces, that kind of perfection generally comes with a list of ingredients a mile long. Most of us don’t have the time or the patience to conquer such an intricate recipe for everyday meals. That brings us to the humble quiche.

Quiches have been moved to the back burner in recent years, but I don’t understand why. The quiche is easy to prepare, a fantastic use for leftovers; and with its crisp crust filled to the brim with cheesy goodness, it is beyond scrumptious.

This Salmon Artichoke Quiche is my version of the French classic Quiche Lorraine. Add a green salad and a glass of wine and dinner is served. Bon Appetite!

Salmon and Artichoke Quiche

1 sheet puff pastry

10 eggs

½ cup cream or milk

1 cup grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese

1 ½ cups cooked salmon chunks

1 ½ cups frozen artichoke coarsely chopped

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon fresh dill finely chopped

½ teaspoon salt

¼ freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degree. Unfold puff pastry sheet on a floured surface. Eliminate folds in dough by rolling with a rolling pin. Grease a deep 9 inch round quiche dish. Place dough into dish, letting the corners fall over the edge of the dish. Fill quiche by sprinkling an even amount of gruyere cheese over the dough. Next layer the salmon and the artichokes. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk and seasonings until well combined. Pour the egg mixture into the dish and sprinkle top with parmesan cheese. Fold corners of pastry over the quiche and bake until center is set and quiche is puffed and brown, about 35-40 minutes.

Tip:

When you have a few small pieces of cooked salmon left over, place in a freezer bag and into the freezer. Continue adding to the bag until you have enough for Salmon Quiche!

Be sure to Visit Lorie at Oil & Vinegar at Shops of Legacy, Plano, TX, this Saturday from001-LorieFangio

12:00-2:00 for Flavors or France as she kicks off registration for A Taste of Paris 2016.  During Lorie’s free demonstration, she will offer a $200 discount off the tour’s fare. Additionally, Oil & Vinegar will offer a $200 gift card to the first two participants to sign up for this trip of a lifetime.  While you’re here, be sure to check out the McKinneyFoodie.com photo gallery from last year’s amazing culinary adventure!