Friday, August 27, 2010

Salmon and swiss chard quiche

I made my first ever quiche.

What is this weird mothering instinct that kicks in when you have a baby and makes you so much more domestic?  I mean... making baby food, looking up new recipes, and creating a quiche even though the recipe says 45 minutes prep time AND Ben hates eggs anyway... I never saw this coming.

I must say it turned out delicious.  And it carried us through quite a few meals this week, which is one of my favorite things about quiche anyway.  Bob and I ate it just about every day.  Sometimes for both breakfast and lunch.

And just because swiss chard is so good and good for you, here's the recipe (I followed it almost exactly except I added cheese -- what's the point of quiche without cheese?):

Salmon and Swiss Chard Quiche

Prep Time:
45 Min
Cook Time:
35 Min
Ready In:
1 Hr 20 Min


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 10 inch pie plate using about 1 tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs into the pie dish and shake to coat evenly, discarding excess.
  2. Pour the milk into a large saucepan and warm over medium heat. Add the salmon fillets and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until salmon can be flaked with a fork.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and Swiss chard; cook and stir until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt, pepper, marjoram and nutmeg. Set aside to cool; you should have about one cup of chard and onion.
  4. Spread the chard mixture and flake the salmon into the prepared pie plate. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and one cup of cooled milk from poaching the salmon. Pour into the pie dish.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is set. Cool slightly before serving.

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