Shrimp, Spinach and Shallot Quiche

Hey guys! So I was talking to one of my riders from spin class, Jackie, the other day about different things she likes to cook for dinner, and she gave me the idea for a shrimp quiche! I love, love quiches of all kinds, but I had never even thought of the idea of putting shrimp (or any seafood really) in a quiche. But I made one last night and y’all, it was wonderful. A definite make again-er! Thanks to Jackie for inspiring this recipe.

Shrimp, Spinach and Shallot Quiche
adapted from here

Ingredients:
1 (9 inch) frozen pie crust
5 cups spinach
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3 shallots, finely diced (or 1/2 medium onion)
5 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb cooked shrimp (or lobster, crab, shallots etc)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1 tsp dried thyme

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. If your pie crust isn’t already in a dish, place in a 9 inch pie plate.
3. Spray nonstick pan with cooking spray and, over medium heat, sauté spinach until wilted, about 4-5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
4. In same pan over medium heat, heat oil and sauté shallots (or onion) until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes longer, or until soft. Stir in cooked shrimp, and remove from heat.
5. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, sour cream salt and pepper. Spread into the pie crust. Layer with the shrimp mixture. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top.
6. Whisk together eggs, milk and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and pour over pie.
7. Place pie on baking sheet, and bake in middle of oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

*Note: in case you guys haven’t already figured out from reading my blog, I’m a big use whatever you’ve got in the fridge/freezer/pantry kind of cook. You want to make this tonight but you don’t have any shrimp, but you do have some cooked chicken in the fridge? Use that, it’ll work! You don’t have any shallots or spinach but you’ve got a medium onion and some frozen broccoli? Use that! You don’t have any mozzarella cheese but you’ve got Parmesan and cheddar? Use either or both! Really any ingredients in most recipes can be substituted for something else. Use your imagination.

So here’s a picture of the lovely little quiche:

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Sorry, the second picture is not great quality (iPhone) but I wanted to show you guys everything in the quiche when you take a bite. I’m telling you guys, if you like quiche and you’re a seafood eater, you can’t go wrong with this. I would definitely serve this to guests as well, it’s that good!

I forgot to ask you guys, did you go check out my guest post over at Gameday Runway? If you haven’t had a chance to, here’s the link! Let me know what you think about the health(ier) gameday recipes I posted (one is my favorite guacamole recipe), and later this week they are going to post the second part of the article, which is lower calorie gameday cocktails! You don’t want to miss that, right?

So have ya’ll ever heard of a quiche with seafood in it, or have I been living under a rock? Is this a recipe you think you’d ever try?

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October 18, 2011. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Who Do You Follow? « Healthy Mommy Blogs replied:

    […] everyone! So I really haven’t done any other cooking this week except for the Shrimp, Spinach and Shallot Quiche I made on Monday. We’ve been eating it leftover every night this week, but alas, the […]

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