It's time to spruce up your recipe repertoire and come up with some delicious summery recipes, with an Irish twist of course.
Here's a truly scrumptous one.
SMOKED SALMON QUICHE
1 ¾ cups flour
1 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup water
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 ½ T. butter
14 ounces chopped smoked salmon
2 tsp. chopped fresh chives
½ clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp. chopped fresh basil
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
a dash of pepper
Combine all pastry ingredients in a food processor. Gather into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Roll out the dough to fit a 24 cm (10") tart pan. Prick with a fork. Cover edges with foil and bake 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160 degrees C (325 degrees F). Saute onion until shiny in the butter. Stir in salmon, chives, garlic, and basil. Cool. Arrange the salmon mixture in the pre-baked tart shell. Whisk eggs with milk and cream, season with pepper and pour in the tart shell. Bake about 30 minutes, until puffed and golden.
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