Posts Tagged ‘quiche’

Smoked Chicken, Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Quiche

chicken pepper mozzarella quiche

When you roast red bell peppers, they aquire a lovely, woodsy flavor. In this quiche, I pair freshly roasted red bell peppers with chunks of creamy mozzarella and smoked chicken breast. If you’re pressed for time, you can substitute roasted red peppers in a jar or even semi-sundried tomatoes.

*Make your crust with this recipe and follow the instructions for the filling.

Serves: 4-6

  • 1 pan (25 cm) lined with crust (homemade or store-brought)
  • 2 red bell peppers, halved and deseeded
  • 400g smoked chicken breast, in strips
  • ball of mozzarella (125g), chopped
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt (preferably fleur de sel) and freshly-cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsps pine nuts

Set your grill to to 200°C, place the peppers on a baking tray and flatten them as much as possible. Grill them for 10-15 minutes, place them in a Ziploc bag and leave to cool. Once cooled, gently pinch off their skins and chop. Preheat oven to 200°C.  Sprinkle the bottom quiche with breadcrumbs. Divide the chicken strips, mozzarella and peppers over the quiche crust. Whisk the crème fraîche, eggs, basil and salt and pepper. Pour the filling into the crust and scatter with the pine nuts. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Check halfway through the cooking time to check that the crust is not getting to dark. Should that be the case, cover with aluminum foil. Allow to cool slightly before cutting serving.

Four Cheese Quiche with Red Onions & Mustard

cheese quicheOK, I know. I posted a quiche recipe just last week, but honestly, is there really such a thing as ‘too much quiche’? Exactly. Quiche is one of those versatile dishes that looks pretty, tastes great and is perfect for a million and one different occasions. You can have quiche for lunch or dinner (although why not for breakfast or brunch?), take it along on a picnic, bring it to a potluck or to a neighbor or friend in need of a little TLC, and it makes great leftovers. The variations are pretty much endless. I actually can’t think of a single ingredient that won’t go well in a quiche. Have you ever had an escargot quiche, for example? Looks and sounds like heaven to me!
Quiche is also the perfect answer to a busy weeknight and a fridge full of bits and pieces that need to be used up.
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Disaster…. and a Sweet Potato, Chives & Goat’s Cheese Quiche

quicheWell, my closet (it’s a walk-in and I only did my side) is finally tidy! And not only that — I’ve also organized my makeup (modeling lipsticks in front of the mirror as I went along; gosh, it will never really work between MAC and I), washed all my brushes, dusted the high heels I really should wear more often, and put away the summer dresses.
The only thing I really didn’t do was everything else I was supposed to, with the exception of a menu translation this morning… before disaster struck. What happened, you ask? Internet died completely. (more…)