Salmon & watercress quiche

Salmon & watercress quiche

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins Plus chilling


Serves 8 - 10
This fab cook-ahead quiche makes a brilliant casual feed-a-crowd dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal538
  • fat37g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein17g
  • salt2.21g
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  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 140g cold butter, cut into cubes



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3-5 tbsp very cold water

For the filling

  • 50g watercress, roughly chopped



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 200g smoked salmon, shredded
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 5 eggs, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 250ml double cream


  1. First, make the pastry. Sift the flour and salt together into a food processor or a large bowl if you want to make it by hand. Pulse or rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add enough water to make the dough come together, then wrap well and chill in the fridge for 10-15 mins.

  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until just thinner than a £1 coin then line a 26cm tart tin – don’t trim off the excess pastry just yet though, as it will shrink a little when it cooks.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Remove the pastry case from the fridge and line with baking parchment. Fill with baking beans, then bake blind for 20 mins. Remove beans and paper then cook for 5 mins more until pale golden. Turn down the oven to 160C/140C fan/ gas 3. Trim the edges of the pastry case with a sharp serrated knife.

  4. Arrange the watercress and salmon in the bottom of the pastry case. Whisk the dill, eggs, milk and cream and season well. Pour over the salmon and watercress then bake for 30-40 mins, or until set with a slight wobble in the centre. Serve warm, or at room temperature.

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Comments (16)

Eyesinthebackofmyhead's picture

Cooked and froze beautifully. None left and guests raved about it!

mrsbirlo's picture

I have made this quiche on numerous occasions for buffets- always goes down well. I have successfully frozen it in individual portions for lunches etc.
making it today for a friends wedding reception - freezing in batches so all ready for the big day.

debzz40's picture

Thank you so much. Do you re-warm on the day?

last edited: 16:47, 21st Jun, 2013
debzz40's picture

can i freeze this dish, help please!

karencap's picture

stunning recipe! I used cheap offcuts of salmon and swapped double cream for single to cut the calories. Really delicious!

greenjade6's picture

I have made this both with and without the watercress and either way was delicious. I am not convinced that it would serve 8-10 people though. Each time I have made the quiche it has been for 4 of us and everyone came back for more - very popular indeed!

Rachel1195's picture

Looked good, but was VERY fishy flavoured - almost overpoweringly so. Wouldn't bother making again.

greenjade6's picture

Absolutely delicious - the best quiche ever! Used all milk, instead of adding some cream, but it was still great. Will make again.

lchallans's picture

Absolutely brilliant - good picnic food.

keithchef's picture

Verry nice, I like any dish with Salmon in it as i did when i made Salmon & Spinach layered pie the same idea milk cream & eggs mixed poured over & baked, verry tasty try it & see!!!

debzz40's picture

Delicious recipe, made it for a buffet, added herbs and a touch of salt to the pastry mix it was lovely.

tombisan's picture

Yes, a lovely recipe! I mixed smoked salmon and poached salmon, as I was also worried that my guests might not all like smoked, and added chestnut muchrooms fried with onions, and added a little cheese and half milk/half cream (also used Sainsburys ready rolled pastry, so much easier) It was great with a mixed salad, and even better cold for lunch the next day.....yummy!

hottoffee5's picture

Lovely salmon quiche, did not make the pastry myself shop brought (just to cut time), very easy to make and taste lovely, all the family will enjoy

dankee's picture

Am not overkeen on texture of smoked salmon either but this was delicious. Will definitiely be making it again. To help keep it a bit more economical, I made mine with Sainsburys Basics smoked salmon.

juliehar's picture

Delicious and very easy, made for my mum's 65th birthday party buffet, everyone loved it. Thank you.

jenienoyce's picture

Really, really lovely quiche! Even my boyfriend "I don't like smoked Salmon, it's too slimey" had thirds!! Cheated with shop bought ready-rolled shortcrust and it was on the table within 45mins. So very easy but looks/tastes like it was loads of effort! Yum yum.

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