Smoked Salmon and Brie Quiche

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  • Preparation Time
    25 minutes
  • Serves
    6

Ingredients

  • 1½ sheets  Pampas shortcrust pastry, thawed 
  • 2 tsp  olive oil 
  • leek, pale part only, sliced 
  • 100g  sliced smoked salmon, coarsely chopped 
  • 100g  chilled brie, thinly sliced 
  • eggs 
  • 80mL (1/3 cup)  cream 
  • 80mL (1/3 cup)  milk 
  • 1 tbs  fresh dill leaves, coarsely chopped 
  • A pinch  salt & pepper 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease a 22.5cm (base measurement) x 3.5cm deep loose bottom fluted flan tin. Line tin with the pastry, overlapping and cutting to fit, pressing joins together. Trim off any excess with a knife, then piece pastry lightly with a fork. Line with a piece of baking paper and fill with pastry weights or rice, pushing into the corners. Place on a baking tray. Bake 15 minutes. Remove pastry weights and paper from pastry shell. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Bake for a further 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add leek and cook stirring occasionally for 10 minutes until soft. Reduce heat if leek starts to brown. Place in a bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Spread leek over base of pastry shell. Top with salmon and brie. Place eggs, cream, milk, dill, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Carefully pour over filling. Bake 35 minutes or until just set.
  4. Serve with a mixed green salad
  5. Tip: If you prefer, use camembert in place of brie.