roamingtaste.com » Where foreign and local combine

Asparagus and Smoked Chicken Quiche

IMG_6593

When your a kid at the dinner table (especially a 90’s kid or earlier) your parents would have used the old adage of “eat whats on your plate or you get nothing.”

So after the Full House credits rolled and we all sat down at the table for another dinner I was usually greeted with food I didn’t particularly adore. The swiss chard, brussel sprouts and mounds and mounds of potatoes served as many ways as possible were all things I chowed down, shall we say reluctantly.

IMG_6605

My mother’s love of asparagus spurned a hatred I still haven’t completely left behind (along with my childish behavior at times) and I have never once made anything with those green spears on here so it felt time to re-visit this vegetable I simply wandered by at the supermarket every spring.

Spring is very nearly summer now, but these are still plentiful here at the supermarket or street markets I’ve seen in the past couple of weeks so there should still be time to give this quiche a go for dinner. And this even works cold for lunch the next day if you are stuck for time.

Maybe it was the eggs or the smoked chicken, but for once I didn’t hate asparagus. In fact, enjoyed might be another way to put it.

Asparagus and Smoked Chicken Quiche
Roamingtaste
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 quantity bought or homemade shortcrust pastry
5 eggs
230g asparagus, stemmed (slice or break at 1 inch above the base)
1/2 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
1/2 teaspoon thyme, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
2/3 cup smoked chicken, roughly chopped into bite size pieces
1/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups grated mild cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 150°C/300F and greaseproof a baking dish.

Roll the pastry out and create a firm edge, flattening slightly with a fork.

Lay half the asparagus inside the pastry.

IMG_6581Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the eggs, mustard, thyme and seasoning. Stir through until the eggs are completely broken (you don’t want to whip to create bubbles) and the mixture is well mixed.

IMG_6583Add in the chicken, milk and a handful of the cheese and stir through. Pour into the pastry base and lay the remaining asparagus on top. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.

IMG_6586Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, approximately 40 minutes.

Remove, slice and serve immediately, garnished with a little thyme.

Note: If you can’t obtain smoked chicken than shredded chicken works well for this dish too, maybe adding a little more time and mustard for flavoring though.

IMG_6589

IMG_6599

Asparagus and Smoked Chicken Quiche

Serving Size: 6

Asparagus and Smoked Chicken Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 quantity bought or homemade shortcrust pastry
  • 5 eggs
  • 230g asparagus, stemmed (slice or break at 1 inch above the base)
  • 1/2 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup smoked chicken, roughly chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups grated mild cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 150°C/300F and greaseproof a baking dish.
  • Roll the pastry out and create a firm edge, flattening slightly with a fork.
  • Lay half the asparagus inside the pastry.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the eggs, mustard, thyme and seasoning. Stir through until the eggs are completely broken (you don’t want to whip to create bubbles) and the mixture is well mixed.
  • Add in the chicken, milk and a handful of the cheese and stir through. Pour into the pastry base and lay the remaining asparagus on top. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, approximately 40 minutes.
  • Remove, slice and serve immediately, garnished with a little thyme.
  • Notes

    If you can't obtain smoked chicken than shredded chicken works well for this dish too, maybe adding a little more time and mustard for flavoring though.

    Recipe by Roamingtaste

    http://roamingtaste.com/asparagus-and-smoked-chicken-quiche/

    Send Usa message Share onfacebook Tweetto twitter Pin topinterest EmailSubscribe

    Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

    *

    *