Salmon quiche with tarragon and shallots. |
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Salmon Quiche

This salmon quiche recipe is accented with tarragon. Shallots are a great replacement of onions. Baked to perfection in a fluffy egg custard with white wine and Swiss cheese.  This recipe is very easy to make. Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and sour cream. Add the tarragon. Place salmon chunks on the bottom of the quiche pan, add shallots and cheese. Cover with egg mixture and bake.

Course Main dish
Cuisine French
Keyword baking, easy quiche, fresh salmon, light and fluffy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 349 kcal





Prepare the quiche crust:

  1. In a food processor place flour, salt and butter. Pulse until mixture becomes a fine meal. Add the vinegar and the iced water. Keep pulsing until the mixture comes together.

  2. Remove from food processor and dust with flour. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for one hour.

Prepare the salmon:

  1. While the dough cools, add the 1 Tbsp unsalted butter and shallots to a skillet on medium heat. Sauté until the shallots until translucent.

  2. Sprinkle both sides of the salmon with the salt and pepper. Add the salmon to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes per side. Turn the heat down to low if the shallots get too dark while cooking the salmon.

  3. Add the white wine then cover then cook for another 1-2 minutes. Check if the salmon flesh will just flake apart with a fork. When it separates it is ready. The cook time can vary depending on the thickness of the salmon.

  4. Remove the salmon from the pan and allow to cool slightly. Flake in to medium sized pieces of 1-2 inches. Discard the skin.

  5. Simmer the shallots on low until all the remaining liquid cooks off. Save the shallots for the filling.

Prepare the quiche filling and assemble:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and sour cream. Add the tarragon and caraway then whisk to combine.

  3. Roll out the crust on a floured surface and roll into a 10" circle. Fit into tart or quiche pan. Poke holes with a fork in multiple places.
  4. Blind bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Place salmon chunks on the bottom of the pan, add shallots and cheese. Cover with egg mixture.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes uncovered.
  7. Test with cake tester for doneness.

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Nutrition Facts
Salmon Quiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 155mg52%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.