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KNR, p. 54 “Kerrian’s Summer Quiche.”

 

We had a bumper crop of tomatoes in July. We gave away a couple of bushels to the neighbors, but they stopped answering their doorbells. We were getting buried under Beefsteaks, so the mailman got a bag or two. Ditto the guys down at the precinct.

 

Sheila canned, sliced, stewed, and diced tomatoes for weeks. We were running out of ways to serve up the big guys and still they kept popping off the vines. That is, up until my buddy across the street harvested his zucchini. We traded zucchini for tomatoes and gave him Sheila’s recipe for Summer Quiche. Great deal! She made a dozen pies and froze them for later. I used to be a meat and potatoes guy, but after Jamaica, I’ll eat almost anything. And, to my surprise, nobody ever died from eating quiche. Or a salad.

Kerrian's Summer Quiche
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Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 3-6
 
Ingredients
  • Deep-dish pie shell
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 Tbs. onion powder
  • 4 cups thinly sliced zucchini (chopped broccoli crowns also work well)
  • 1 Tbs. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 jumbo eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups low skim shredded mozzarella
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or to taste)
  • 2 ripe sliced medium tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat deep-dish pie shell for 6-8 minutes in 350 oven. Remove.
  2. Melt margarine in large non-stick frying pan.
  3. Add onion powder and zucchini, sauté 10 minutes, stirring until zucchini is heated through.
  4. Add parsley, oregano and basil, stir briefly.
  5. Add garlic powder and salt to taste.
  6. Saute briefly, take off heat.
  7. In medium bowl, mix eggs, mozzarella and sharp cheddar.
  8. Add to mixture in pan, heat for 5 minutes on low heat, stirring until well blended.
  9. Pour into deep-dish pie shell.
  10. Arrange tomato slices on top.
  11. Bake 30-40 minutes at 350 until firm in center and cheese is light golden brown on top.
  12. Let cool for 10 minutes, then slice and serve with salad.
 

*Photo by Patti Phillips

 

 

 

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KNR, p. 213 “Nobody Dies Eating Salmon Quiche”

 

St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it, so we are gathering our recipes and making decisions about what to cook for our own dinner and what to take to the weekend parties. Since the big day falls on a Saturday this year, we know for sure that both Friday and Saturday will be nabbed as great days and nights to celebrate.

 

Why did we choose Salmon Quiche for this year’s entry into the tasty dishes? On each of our trips to Ireland, we visited coastal cities. The seafood is abundant and we ate some of the best fish dishes in our lives while there. The pubs on the coast offered some kind of salmon dish – entrée or sandwich or croquette – at every place we stopped. We thought it would be great to figure out a recipe that could make use of leftover cooked salmon, or canned salmon, and be adapted to appetizers or eaten at a brunch. This quiche can be both.

 

Slainte Mhaith! (Good Health!)

 

KN, p. 213 "Nobody Dies Eating Salmon Quiche"
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Topping:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/8 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Plus....
  • Ingredients for Filling:
  • 9” deep dish pie crust
  • 3 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 14 ounces cooked salmon (we used canned salmon)
Instructions
  1. For Topping:
  2. Using a fork, mix together flour, 1/3 cup shredded cheddar, chopped almonds, sea salt, paprika, and vegetable oil.
  3. Set aside.
  4. For Filling:
  5. Bake empty pie shell at 350 for ten minutes to reduce ‘soggy bottom.’ Remove from oven and set aside.
  6. Drain salmon. Save juice. Add water to juice to make 1/2 cup.
  7. Remove bones and skin and flake the salmon.
  8. Blend eggs, sour cream, mayo, and salmon liquid.
  9. Add salmon, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, onion, dill, and mustard, and stir.
  10. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
  11. Sprinkle evenly with topping. Cover edges with pie crust ‘savers’ or strips of aluminum foil to protect the crust from burning.
  12. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until firm in the center and topping is lightly toasted.
 

Serve it with a salad and enjoy!

 

Nobody died while taste testing the salmon quiche variations. There may have been swooning and salivating, because we do love salmon.

 

 

 

 

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