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One of our very first videos was on the Traditional French Quiche, a recipe I inherited from my belle-mère.

The recipe in this video adds a slight twist of sophistication to that original recipe. Perfect for a casual dinner party or a romantic dinner with your loved one, this quiche is just as simple to make as its traditional cousin: About 7 minutes prep and 15 minutes in the oven.

You’ll need:

  • Quiche pastry (puff pastry)
  • 100 g (approx 6 tbsps) Philadelphia cream cheese (or spreadable cheese substitute)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tbsps sour cream
  • 10-12 fresh spinach leaves (or frozen spinach if not yet in season)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Handful of chopped dill or parsley
  • 150 g salmon chopped
  • 150 g (1 1/2 cup) grated cheese
  • Capers optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F (180 C) for 15-17 minutes or until the crust and cheese are golden.

A note on the spinach in this video. It is definitely not preferable to use frozen spinach, but as I made this video in early spring fresh spinach was not yet available here in France. If you’d like to make this recipe in the ‘off season,’ I highly recommend frozen spinach as opposed to canned spinach as a substitute for fresh spinach. I have to say, however, that nothing beats the taste of fresh spinach. Save for wanting to introduce this recipe to you now, I would have normally waited until late spring/summer to make this particular dish and done so with fresh spinach, bien sûr.

Bon appétit!