Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Recipe for Smoked Salmon and Leek Quiche Without Cream

Smoked Salmon and Leek Quiche without Cream

As you well know Beach Dwellers, I am not the type to shoot just one photo, when blogging my latest recipe, but this is it for the Smoked Salmon and Leek Quiche without Cream, because this quick and easy meal was woofed down in a hurry, without even a piece left over to style up for a photo later.

This is a beauty for a Sunday night dinner, which is as it was at the Beach House last weekend.
Smoked Salmon and Leek Quiche without Cream
200g/7oz smoked salmon diced
1 leek white parts only thinly sliced
1 tablespoon peanut oil 
250g/9oz block of light cream cheese (I used Aldi lower fat spreadable cream cheese this time) 
5 eggs 
1 sheet of puff pastry thawed
1 tablespoon of milk to brush the pastry
salt and pepper to taste
oil for spaying

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
Spray a 23cm / 9 inch pie dish with cooking oil. 
 Line it with thawed pastry and trim.
Spike the pastry all over with a fork.  
Brush pastry all over with milk

In a small non stick fry pan fry leeks in peanut oil.  Stirring well so they don't brown.

Mix cooked leeks with smoked salmon gently. Place the mixture  evenly over the pastry.

Meanwhile whisk eggs in a bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in cream cheese.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour egg mixture over the salmon and leeks.

Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and firm in the centre.  Can be served hot or cold with a green salad.
Serves 3-4 for a light meal.

This meal was such a lovely end to a family weekend and my kids happily ate this quiche without any complaints.

Over the weekend my boys went in a yacht race, which is an end of season tradition at the sailing club, It commemorates a young member, Peter Loft, who was killed in flight training in a plane crash in the Airforce.  

Start of the Marathon

One crew member holds the boat, whilst the other runs from the high tide mark to start.
They had to sail up to Palm Beach from Bayview and back and happily my crew won their division.  The larger yachts sail around Lion Island and back, so it is a real marathon.

Happily my boys won their division

I liked the vintage trophy for what it stands for, so put it in with some other reminders that life can turn on a pin head and is there for the living.

Have a good one Beach Dwellers.

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  1. Congratulations to your boys for their win.
    The quiche looks lovely. Smoked salmon was one of my very favourite things but I haven't been able to eat it lately- it comes across as too rich somehow, it is most distressing!

  2. Congrats to your sailors! And I did a double take when I read the date of your post as Tuesday as it's still Monday here! Ah those time zones.

  3. the quiche sounds great! well done to the sailors in the family. love the trophies.

  4. This looks great! I am trying to work out what to serve on Sunday for Mother's day (party at our house...argh!) so I might pin this and keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Best wishes for a gorgeous day,
    Natasha in Oz

  5. Yum. I picked up some leak yesterday too .. dinner idea tick! visiting via IBOT

  6. I use to love it when my Mum baked a quiche with hand made pastry it was so delicious. Iv attempted it a few times myself but never tried a salmon one before this looks really tasty :)

  7. What a yummy looking dinner. Quiche is a great family meal. Congrats to your boys on their win. Your son is beaming with that trophy! Well won! xx

  8. The quiche looks absolutely delicious! And it looks so easy...


  9. Looks delicious!!! I have been craving quiche for ages now!!

  10. Oh I love quiche and this sounds so good. I will definitely try it. Congratulations to your boys, how fabulous they won. Love the smiles. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Yummy! Leeks are so underrated. I love the sweet flavour they give! Thanks for sharing :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT

  12. Oh congrats on winnning the race! That's awesome!
    Not a huge fan of leeks here, but then I'm so fussy, I'm not a huge fan of much!!

  13. This sounds absolutely amazing! This would be perfect to link up to my "Create It Thursday" post here! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

  14. Congratulations to your crew - what a brilliant effort ! Your quiche looks delicious - so easy and tempting.

  15. It has worked perfectly both times for me...not a crumb left and a great dish for a boat weekend!!

  16. This worked perfectly for me both times, and not a crumb left! Perfect for a boating weekend!

    1. So glad to hear it and thanks for letting me know.


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