Simply Healthy Family: Smoked Salmon and Shaved Asparagus Gruyere Quiche with a Pine Nut Crust #SundaySupper

10.5.15

Smoked Salmon and Shaved Asparagus Gruyere Quiche with a Pine Nut Crust #SundaySupper







Mother's Day always floods me with memories of my children when they were itty bitty little people. The baby belly laughs, the chubs, the first steps, the sleepless nights, the onesies, the endless diaper changes, the excessive worrying, the obsessive love, the pureed baby food covering every inch of their bodies except for their tummies. Also, I can't help but to sit back and appreciate the wondrous, extraordinarily unique person's they are growing into. Each one of them completing my life in ways I never imagined. Ever. 






I am Blessed. Grateful. Humbled. Enlightened. Dumbfounded. Amazed. and Engulfed in love. 
Every Single Day. I am eternally grateful to be a mother. And yes, I've experienced teenager-hood.







I am also blessed with a wonderful husband. A husband who gets up early on Mother's Day because he knows I'm NOT a morning person so he 'helps the kiddos' make me breakfast in bed. This is my favorite day of the year. Seriously. Sleeping in, undisturbed and waking at the crack of noon to a hot, healthy breakfast in bed coffee and all. 


This year however, I decided to take Mother's Day Breakfast  Brunch in Bed up a notch from my usual favorite, Veggie Omelet. Of course this meant making it ahead of time the night before but I'm totally happy with that. 



Smoked Nova Scotia Salmon happens to be one of my, no, my very favorite things. Ever. Lox and an Everything Bagel with Capers, Cream Cheese and Red Onion would be my choice food to spend my very last days with. With coffee. Obviously. 








Fancy it up just a bit in Quiche form for Mother's Day and this is my choice brunch/lunch/leftover dinner.




Smoked Salmon and Shaved Asparagus Gruyere Quiche with a Pine Nut Crust 




Thanks for the recipe mom!






TIME       60 MINUTES            SERVES      6



Crust:

1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, cut up
1/4 cup ice water
1 c pine nuts, chopped
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1large shallot, chopped
pinch thyme



Custard:


4 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
6 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard



6 ounces smoked Nova Scotia Salmon, roughly chopped
1 bunch asparagus, shaved (or chopped)



Crust:

Blend all ingredients in mixing bowl with whisk. Gather into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 13 minutes. Roll out between two pieces of plastic wrap. Place in greased pie plate and flute edges. Bake 450 degrees F.  5 minutes.

Put grated cheese in bottom of cooled pie shell.

Sauté shallot in butter, 3 minutes until soft. Put in pie shell on top of grated cheese.



Custard:

combine flour with spices. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, until blended well. Whisk eggs in another bowl, then add to milk mixture. Pour into pie shell on top of onions and cheese.


Bake at 375 degrees F. 40-45 minutes until center is set.








What are your favorite memories as a mother or of your mother? 





Sunday Supper Bloggers are sharing their favorite Mother's Day treats today. Make sure you visit each one for some wonderful new recipes from brunch to dessert. A huge thanks to Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla for hosting this weeks Sunday Supper




Starters and Salads


Celebratory Sips



Hearty Mains







Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.





Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.






'>'

32 comments:

  1. My mom would absolutely love this quiche. Love the shaved asparagus and I never think to shave it. Such a great idea instead of chopping.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Renee, shaving it makes it a bit less dominant in this dish, focusing on the smoked salmon instead. ;)

      Delete
  2. Pine nut crust, you got my attention!! What an amazing sounding and looking quiche!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know!! The pine nuts really stood out too, so good as a savory pie crust.

      Delete
  3. I'm with you ~ smoked salmon ~ favorite thing EVER! And this brunch dish is calling my name... happy mother's day! Your dish is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Val! Happy Mother's Day to you!

      Delete
  4. This recipe certainly brings quiche up a few notches. YUMMO!!! Happy Mother's Day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Wendy, it certainly did, my favorite quiche so far! Happy Mother's Day to you!

      Delete
  5. Love the addition of pine nuts in the crust and how grateful you are about life. Happy Mother's Day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kelly! Happy Mother's Day! oxox

      Delete
  6. I am a huge fan of smoked salmon, too, Gwen. Pairing it with asparagus makes such a tempting, delicious quiche! Happy Mother's Day, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very different, Gwen! I loved the pine nut addition!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the pine nuts in the crust, I could eat them as snacks if they weren't so expensive so any excuse to have them is good! The filling sounds great too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is HEAVENLY, Gwen. That pine nut crust is the star!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This looks just fabulous, Gwen. And I've GOT to try this crust. It's looks genius!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Any excuse to use Pine Nuts!!! ;D

      Delete
  11. What a fantastic recipe from mum, Gwen! Although....this would be criminal to just reserve for Mother's day ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Excellent point Arman! oxox

      Delete
  12. I can't wait to give that crust recipe a try - pine nuts and thyme! I bet it's absolutely delicious and the filling sounds wonderful too, I love smoked salmon.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yet another use for my leftover smoked salmon from yesterday's brunch. LOVE this...gruyere cheese is the best!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gwen what a delightful recipe! You do quiche right :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. My husband has been making smoked salmon. It would be so delicious in this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love quiche! I often make it when I am on my strict Palei but I love the crust! I am not a smoked salmon fan but I think I can find something to switch it with to enjoy the rest of the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pine nut crust - what a great idea. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the addition of the thyme and pine nuts in the crust!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gruyere cheese is so wonderful in a quiche. What a great way to celebrate!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a sweet post.My kids are no longer at home, but I love to think of the mother's days when they would make me breakfast. I don't think it was ever as fancy as this quiche though :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This looks so delicious

    ReplyDelete
  22. Even though I'm not a mom, this is DEFINITELY my type of meal!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looks fantastic! Hope you had a great Mothers Day my friend! xo

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautifully written post, I'm glad you could enjoy a fancy breakfast in bed.

    ReplyDelete
  25. This sounds amazing. Thanks for posting this up. Something different to try as well.

    Simon

    ReplyDelete

If you really like a post please share, like on FB, Google +, Stumble and give it a THUMBS UP or Pin It on Pinterest!

I appreciate all positive and helpful comments! Thanks for stopping by.


 photo copyright.jpg
blogger template by envye