If we travel in the Wayback Machine*, we might recall we were treated to a lot of nonsense in the 1980s.
Chief was a best-seller titled “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche,” which satirized stereotypes of masculinity. The problem was, some didn’t quite get the satire, and they really thought that manly men didn’t eat egg and bacon pie because it wasn’t…manly.
Pshaw. Manly men have always eaten savory pies, and whether you Frenchify it and call it quiche, or just call it a lunch pie, it’s a darn fine meal, and that’s all there is to it. Slap some salad alongside, and you can call me or my husband for lunch or dinner, anytime.
I have updated the version we used to make in the 1980s to include salmon instead of bacon, leftover veggies from the night before, and a bright spark from preserved lemon. If you have never made or used preserved lemon before, you are in for a treat! It’s also called lemon pickle.
I like to think that in today’s world, these changes make it even more manly. Or womanly. Or whatever “ly” you need it to be. How about deliciously satisfying?
Recipe: Salmon Quiche with Preserved Lemon
Summary: A ready-made crust, some canned wild salmon and a few veggies leftover from last night’s dinner make an easy, perfect savory pie, sparked by salty preserved lemon. Brunch or lunch, anyone?
- 1 (10-inch) ready made pie crust (Pillsbury Pie Crust is perfect)
- 2 (6-ounce) cans skinless, boneless wild salmon (Bear & Wolf Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon from Costco is wild caught and dandy!)
- 1/2-3/4 cup diced onion
- 1 cup chopped steamed broccoli
- 1 cup chopped roasted Idaho potato
- 3 ounces (3/4 cup) shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cream
- 2 eggs
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 teaspoons minced preserved lemon rind
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Grinding of fresh pepper
- Garnish: a couple of strips of preserved lemon rind, if you wish
- Heat oven to 375F. Fit crust into 10-inch pie plate and crimp the top edge.
- To the raw pie shell, add the drained salmon, onion, broccoli, potato and cheese.
- In a 2-cup measure, add all remaining ingredients (milk through pepper), and whisk to combine. Pour over ingredients in pie shell.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes, cut and garnish with strips of preserved lemon rind, if you like.
- Serves 6 as a main dish.
“The name Wayback Machine is a reference to a segment from ‘The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’ (1959-1964) in which Mr. Peabody and Sherman use a time machine called the ‘WABAC machine’ (pronounced ‘Wayback’) to witness, participate in, and, more often than not, alter famous events in history.” This, from Wikipedia, the new source of all knowledge in the universe.
These are absolutely worth your while to make. Check out the recipe here, for the homemade version. Or buy a jar in a Middle Eastern market (much more expensive).
Recipe created by Dorothy Reinhold/ShockinglyDelicious.com.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hours
Diet type: Pescatarian
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
Does Sunday Supper bring you back to your childhood? Does it bring back memories of a favorite dish? Time around the family table has a way of creating the most memorable moments. It is amazing how we can smell or just think of a favorite food and immediately be transported back to the moment we enjoyed it.
This week’s Sunday Supper is all about “Retro Recipes,” those food memories that immediately take us back in time. Some of us enjoyed them so much that we will never change mom or grandma’s recipe. Others were ready to reinvent and update their favorite Retro Recipe.
Join us around the family table this Sunday at 4 p.m. Pacific Time and share your favorite Retro Food memory with us!
Sunday Supper Retro Appetizers:
- Irish Cheddar-Whiskey Fondue by girlichef
- Retro Football Party: Fondue, Deviled Chicken Wings & Lemon Chiffon by Zest Florida Foodie
- She Devils: Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs by Ruffles & Truffles
Sunday Supper Retro Salads:
- Coca-Cola Salad by Magnolia Days
- Watergate Salad by My Catholic Kitchen
- Salmon Salad | Retro Tuna Salad by Family Foodie
- Ambrosia Salad by Simply Gourmet
- Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Hot Maple Bacon Dressing by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Carrot & Raisin Salad by The Roxx Box
- Sweet & Smoky Broccoli Salad by In The Kitchen with KP
Sunday Supper Retro Breads and Sandwiches:
- Italian Style Bread by The Meltaways
- Creamed Chipped Salmon Jerky on Toast by Pescetarian Journal
- Grown-Up Tuna Melts by Home Cooking Memories
- English Muffin Pizzas by Comfy Cuisine
- Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake by Mooshu Jenne
- Grown-Up Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup by The Catholic Foodie
- Toast Topper #16: Grandma’s Mock Apricot Jam by Yummy What Smells So Good?
Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
- Chicken Pot Pie Topped With Bacon Cheddar Biscuits by Chocolate Moosey
- Tuna Noodle Casserole by Country Girl in the Village
- Nana’s Marinated Beef Roast by Supper for a Steal
- Chorizo Scotch Eggs by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken Maryland by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Mushroom Stroganoff by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Dairyfree Toast Hawaii by Galactosemia in PDX
- Porcupine Meatballs by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chicken Kiev by The Urban Mrs.
- Salmon Quiche with Preserved Lemon by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak Diane by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Fried Chicken only in the Oven by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Hambak Steak a.k.a. Salisbury Steak by Kimchi Mom
- Retro-Redo: Homemade TV Dinner by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kicked Up Meatloaf by Curious Cuisiniere
- Shrimp Scampi (a lighter version) by Kudos Kitchen
- Old-Fashioned Pork Chops by My Trial in the Kitchen
- Jägerschnitzel by Sustainable Dad
- Healthier Hamburger-Corn Noodle Casserole by The Weekend Gourmet
- Tuna Noodle Casserole by Cookistry
- Chicken-N-Biscuits Pot Pie Casserole by The Messy Baker Blog
- Souper Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes by Mama.Mommy.Mom
Sunday Supper Retro Sides and Veggies:
- Smokey Braised Red Cabbage by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Classic Corn Casserole by The Foodie Army Wife
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Classic Green Bean Casserole Redux by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Mem’s Broccoli Casserole by Momma’s Meals
- Tator Tot Casserole by Neighbor Food Blog
Sunday Supper Retro Desserts and Cocktails:
- Peachy Keen Tutti-Frutti Jello by La Cocina de Leslie
- Old School Boozy Rum Cake by Webicurean
- Individual Baked Alaskas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Rainbow Jello by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Noshing with the Nolands
- Pineapple Bars by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Creamy Dairy Free Fresh Orange Julius With Coconut Milk by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Refrigerator Strawberry Cheesecake by There and Back Again
- Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Juanita’s Cocina
- Boston Cream Pie by Gotta Get Baked
- Coca-Cola Cupcakes by Daily Dish Recipes
- Jello Poke Cake by Flour On My Face
- Devil’s Food Cake by Maroc Mama
- Bread Pudding with Pecans by Basic and Delicious
- Victoria Sponge Cake by The Lovely Pantry
- A Chocolate Twist on the Classic Japanese Strawberry Shortcake by Ninja Baking
- Post War Apple Pudding by My Cute Bride
- Spaghetti with Currywurst Sauce by Masala Herb
- Layered Mini Chocolate Banana Cakes by Big Bears Wife
- Raspberry Jam Cakes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- Cocktail: Moscow Mule by Crazy Foodie Stunts
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