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smoked salmon quiche
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5 from 3 votes

Smoked salmon quiche

This quiche is easy to make and has a great flavor. Perfect for brunch/lunch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 approx
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


For the crust -

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 210g
  • tsp salt
  • 2 oz unsalted butter 60g
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cold water approx

For the filling -

  • 3.5 oz smoked salmon 100g
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream 120ml
  • ¼ cup milk 60ml, or cream, if you prefer


  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  • Measure out the flour and salt in a bowl, cut in the butter then mix in the olive oil and water. Add a little extra water or flour as needed to have it sticking together but not wet or too flaky. Alternatively mix together with a mixer/food processor adding the water last a tablespoon at a time.
  • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and fill a tart/quiche pan which is approx 9.25in/23.5cm diameter and 1in/2.5cm deep. Press into the corners then trim around the edges. Prick all over with a fork. (Skip the above steps if using a ready made pastry case.)
  • Blind bake the pastry case for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, take out the parchment/foil from blind baking and let it cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, cut the smoked salmon in to thin strips. Whisk together the eggs, sour cream, milk and a little black pepper, to taste.
  • Spread the smoked salmon out evenly across the bottom of the pastry case. Top with the chopped chives then carefully pour in the egg-cream mixture.
  • Bake for approx 25 minutes until lightly golden and set (depending on your oven, you may want to turn it a little over halfway through). Serve warm or room temperature.


I often find it best to hold back a little of the egg mixture until I transfer it to the oven and top it up while it's on the chef.


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg