Salmon & watercress quiche

Salmon & watercress quiche

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Cooking time

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

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8 - 10

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
538
protein
17g
carbs
36g
fat
37g
saturates
20g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
2.21g

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 140g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 3-5 tbsp very cold water

For the filling

  • 50g watercress, roughly chopped
  • 200g smoked salmon, shredded
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 100ml milk
  • 250ml double cream

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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

greenjade6's picture
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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
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Looked good, but was VERY fishy flavoured - almost overpoweringly so. Wouldn't bother making again.

greenjade6's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Delicious and very easy, made for my mum's 65th birthday party buffet, everyone loved it. Thank you.

jenienoyce's picture
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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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