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Salmon and Spinach Quiche with Pea Pesto



6 portion(s)

The Cheese, and the Pastry

  • 60 g cheese (Cheddar or Tasty)
  • 75 g Butter, cut into pieces
  • 150 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 50 g water

The Filling

  • 60 g fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 50 g water
  • 210 g tin of red salmon
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 125 g cream
  • 4 eggs

The Pea Pesto

  • 40 g pine nuts
  • 25 g Parmesan cheese
  • 120 g frozen green peas
  • 60 g Baby Rocket leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60 g olive oil
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    The Cheese, and the Pastry
  1. 1.
    Place the cheese into the TM bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 7.
    Transfer into a bowl and set aside for use in the filling.
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease with spray oil and flour a quiche tin (26cm) and set aside.
    Place butter, flour, salt and water into TM bowl and mix 20 sec/speed 4. Transfer pastry onto a ThermoMat or floured work surface and work into a ball.
    Roll out pastry using a rolling pin. Line prepared tin with the pastry, prick with a fork to avoid air bubbles, and set aside. Clean and dry TM bowl.
  2. The Filling

    Place the baby spinach leaves and the water into the TM bowl and cook
    3 min/120°C/speed Gentle stir setting
    While the spinach is cooking:-
    - drain the red salmon in a sieve, and take out the bone bits.
    - finely slice the spring onions
    - finely dice the fresh dill
    Set all the ingredients aside seperately.
    Pour the cooked baby spinach into a sieve and drain.
    Transfer to a bowl.
    Into the TM bowl add the cream, eggs and the grated cheese, and mix 30 sec/speed 4
    Distribute evenly the red salmon, spinach, the chopped spring onions, and the diced fresh dill onto the pastry, and cover with the egg mixture.
    Bake for 35 minutes (180°C) or until golden.
  3. The Pea Pesto
  4. While the quiche is baking, prepare the pea pesto.
    Lightly toast the pine nuts in a shallow pan on your stove.
    Place parmesan cheese into your TM bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 7.
    Cover frozen peas with boiling water. Leave for 2 minutes, then drain.
    Add to the grated parmesan cheese in the TM bowl, ALL of the ingredients and blitz
    20 sec/speed 7.
    Transfer to a serving dish.

    To Serve:-

    Serve quiche hot or cold with large dollops of the pea pesto on top.
    Also yummy served with a green leaf salad

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You can use your simmering basket instead of a sieve.

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