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Smoked Salmon with Caramelized Onion Quiche


Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Caramelized Onion Quiche

Source: Adapted from a recipe from Campanile Restaurant [1], which ran in the L.A. Times in 2003 [2].

  • Pastry shell fitted into a 10-inch deep dish pie plate
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium to large white onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 6 ounces hot-smoked salmon, flaked
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided use

Heat the oven to 350 degrees and fit pastry shell into pie plate. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet, and caramelize the onions by cooking them, salt and sugar on low-medium heat until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes, adding the garlic into the pan about 5 minutes before the onions are done. Spread the onion mixture and the flaked salmon over the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.

Beat the eggs in a bowl with the cream until blended. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the onions and salmon, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chives, and bake until puffed and browned, about 40-45 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, and then cut into slices. Sprinkle each slice with additional chives and serve.

Serves 6-8. 

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