Friday, January 13, 2012

What to do w/ Leftover Salmon: Make a Quiche!

Have you tried my favorite salmon recipe yet? It's so easy and so good, but I always seem to have a small piece of salmon leftover and some of the roasted asparagus. I usually wind up throwing it out, 'cause leftover fish just doesn't taste right. Yuck.



I decided instead of being wasteful, I would make a quiche with the leftovers (what a refreshing change from my usual repertoire!).

Since the salmon has lemon juice, thyme, shallots and capers all built in, it really doesn't need much help except for a nice custard.

You can use this basic recipe for any leftover cooked salmon from the night before, just make sure you jazz it up a bit by adding some lemon juice, capers, some herbs and definitely a lot of salt & pepper before adding it to the pie shell.

Salmon & Asparagus Quiche:

I would suggest making the Roasted Salmon & Asparagus recipe, otherwise, just use leftover cooked salmon and doctor it up a bit.

a small piece of leftover cooked salmon
a handful of steamed or roasted asparagus, cut into pieces
(you can add more capers, shallots, thyme, lemon zest, dill, salt & pepper for seasoning)
3 eggs
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup of heavy cream or half & half
1 prepared frozen pie shell

Flake the salmon and cut up the asparagus. Lay on the bottom of a prepared pie shell.
Season with some more lemon zest, capers, shallots, salt & pepper and anything else you like.



Whisk the eggs with the cream together and add the cheese.



Pour the custard over the salmon and asparagus.

Bake for 35 minutes in a 350F oven until puffed and golden.

Wait 15 minutes before serving.



Enjoy!

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12 comments:

CoffeeGirl said...

I hate having leftover salmon and usually toss it. Thanks for the good idea, must try.
Have a great weekend Stacy!

Bluebird NY said...

Great idea! I make your recipe regularly and always feel bad about tossing the small piece usually left over...

Melbourne Girl said...

We never throw anything out, in fact, there's very little left over to throw out because we tend to eat it all, so I think I'd have to buy all new ingredients for this.
Sounds (and looks) delish!

Joanne said...

One of my favorite ways to repurpose leftovers is to turn them into some kind of egg dish! I guess we're on the same page with that!

Eileen said...

I love salmon quiche, but my dog Pipi usually insists I give her any salmon (and yes, asparagus) leftovers ;-P

Lori Lynn said...

That is a good idea, and your quiche looks perfect and golden.
LL

Beth said...

SO glad you use frozen pie crusts! Will you do a post on local sources for food (or anything else you recommend)? Love your blog!!!

Stacey Snacks said...

Beth,
I don't always use frozen pie crusts, but when I'm lazy (sort of like the canned beans!), I use Oronoeke Orchards (spelling?), or Whole Foods all natural crusts.

Stacey

Lisa said...

.....and then I'll make this tomorrow!

Christine said...

I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who doesn't like left over fish! Problem is, the "guilt factor"...hate to throw stuff out. This is the perfect solution and so unbelievably easy! Yum!

Proud Italian Cook said...

You're so inspiring for me in the morning when my mind is still not functioning!

Mother Rimmy said...

I was hunting down leftover salmon recipes for a friend and ran across this delicious idea. Thanks!