Recipe by twissis
Most Icelandic asparagus recipes use canned asparagus as fresh asparagus is usually only available in very up-scale grocery stores at a price most would refuse to pay. However, this recipe from *French Bistro and Cafe Cooking* by Pierre-Yves Chupin would make such a purchase worthwhile, for me at least. *Enjoy* !
Top Review by keeney
Lovely quiche! Thanks for posting. I can never find creme fraiche, so make my own by adding 2 T of buttermilk to 1 cup whipping cream and letting it sit at room temp for up to 2 days. It gets nice and thick and a nice tangy taste.
- 300 g pastry dough
- butter (for greasing)
- 500 g asparagus tips
- 150 g smoked salmon (thin-sliced & cut in sml strips)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup creme fraiche
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 cup milk
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 425F (220C). Roll out pastry dough & use it to line a buttered pie pan. Using the tines of a fork, prick the pastry (sides & bottom) at regular intervals. Bake blind for 10 min (See note below).
- Peel asparagus, discarding most of the tough stem & reserving the tips & tender parts. Cook for 15 min in boiling salted water. Drain well, allow to cool slightly & chop roughly.
- Reduce oven temp to 375F (190C). Evenly distribute the cooked asparagus & smoked salmon strips in the baked pie shell.
- Beat the eggs, creme fraiche, mustard, milk, salt & pepper in a bowl. Pour the mixture into the pie shell, bake for 30 min & serve immediately.
- NOTE: To bake blind in Step #1, the recipe recommended the use of a circle of parchment paper to line the bottom of the pie shell & then filling it w/baking beans, rice or chickpeas.