My Husband's Quiche With Bacon, Mushrooms, Red Onions & Cream, Served With A Mixed Salad, Kumato Chili Tomatoes & Home Made Coktail Sauce
For the quiche:
250 gr of white mushrooms, cleaned & sliced into thicker slices
100 gr of bacon pieces ( salted )
a bit of Maldon sea salt
Grinds of black pepper
centimeter tart tin with removable base: 24 diameter
For the tomatoes:
3 large Kumato tomatoes, cleaned & finely cut up into little pieces
home made or bought chili oil : a few splashes, according to your taste
For the mixed salad:
2 or 3 sorts of your favourite salad leaves, well washed, spun dry & cut up into little pieces
I used Red radicchio, frisée & lamb's lettuce
10 sprigs of chives, cleaned & cut into little pieces
2 long sprigs of fresh garlic leaves, cleaned & cut up into little pieces
For the home made cocktail sauce:
Home made mayonaise or store bought: 60%
Heinz tomato ketchup: 40 %
Worchester sauce: a few dashes, according to your taste
a bit of salt
a bit of sugar
Take your roll of puff pastry out of the fridge, 20 minutes before use.
Preheat the oven to 200°C , 10 minutes before placing the quiche into the oven.
Take a large non stick pan & pour liquid margarine in it. Heat up on high. When hot & sizzling, add the slices of mushrooms to the pan. Fry until lightly golden, but not completely cooked trough otherwise the mushrooms will get dry when cooked into the oven. Grind some black pepper over them according to your taste. Take the mushrooms out of the pan.
Heat up on high again. Add baking margarine. Add the 3 medium sliced onion wedges & fry until golden & cooked trough. Take out the onion parts & set aside. Heat up on high. Add the baking margarine & when hot, add the bacon pieces. Fry until golden. Turn the heat off. Drain on 2 kitchen papers. Set aside.
Take your tart tin & line with parchment paper. Place your prerolled pastry in the tin & let the pastry hang over the sides. Now, with your fingers, with your tumbs, line the pastry neatly into the tin. Cut the excess pastry off. Roll with a rolling pin over the tarte tin. The excess of pastry will fall off.
Prick with a fork several times into the dough. You haven't got to prebake the dough.
This is lovely enjoyed with a glass of Spanish wine like Rias Baixas, Miudiño, Albariño 2008!