Asparagus and Shrimp Quiche

At times, you try a dish for the first time and you absolutely love it.. it just hits your taste bud! Well, that is exactly what happened with me when I tried Quiche for the first time. Few years back, when I was in Bangalore, one of my friends took me out for lunch and she decided to introduce me to quiche. At first, my reaction was.. what?? what is that now? the name doesn’t sound fancy!!

The restaurant was beautiful and the ambiance was very homely…score 1! So, after a couple of martinis and some spicy appetizers, we ordered for spinach corn quiche and some salad. When the quiche was served, it looked super yummy and the smell was making me happy…score 2. I was still not sure if I would like it, but as soon as I took one bite, I was in paradise. It made me absolutely happy and it immediately went into my list of most favorite dishes. The creamy cheesy filling with the crunchy crust was like a party in the mouth.

Last weekend, I was craving for quiche and we both were feeling too lazy to eat out. As always I thought why not give a try and make it at home. I had some frozen puff pastry πŸ™‚ I finished my morning tea, gave it a serious thought and decided to make Asparagus and Shrimp Quiche for our brunch. You can make out how much risk I take πŸ™‚

 

After looking through the net for about half an hour, I came across lots of amazing recipes and some of them were crust-less. How cool is that! To my surprise, most of these recipes didn’t require too much prep time. You chop your vegetables, mix them with some egg and milk and then, put them in the oven. Voila!! You are ready to enjoy your crust-less quiche in about 30 mins. I made the quiche with shrimp and asparagus this time and next time, I am planning to make it with my favorite spinach and corn.


Ingredients :

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 5 to 6 white shrimps, cut in bite size
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 asparagus
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbs chilly flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • oil
  • bread crumbs to dust the baking pan

Directions :

Blanch the asparagus by placing it in boiling water for about 3 minutes and then, shock them in ice water. Keep them aside.

Heat 2 tbs oil in a pan and add the garlic.

Add onion, salt and pepper and saute them till onions are translucent.

Next, add the shrimps and cook for another 3 minutes.

In a big bowl, whip the eggs with heavy cream, salt, pepper, chilly flakes and parmesan cheese.

Add the cooked onion and shrimp to the bowl and mix them properly.

Grease a baking pan with some oil, dust it with bread crumbs and pour the mixture from the bowl to the baking pan.

Arrange the asparagus on top in a line.

Drizzle some olive oil on top.

Bake it at 400 F for 28 to 30 mins.

Serve it hot !

I absolutely enjoyed it. It was easy to make and I found it a perfect brunch item for a lazy weekend. However, I was missing the crust a little and I think, next time I will have to make it with crust πŸ™‚

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Nishi says:

I loved the photographs Kankana!!! They are so beautiful. Especially the one of the asparagus πŸ™‚

Priya says:

Omg, cant take mye eyes from ur beautiful quiche, looks fabulous and tempting..

I love the look of this quiche! The spears of asparagus really add nice color!

Nandini says:

Quiche is very nice and groovy…nice snapshots…

aipi says:

This truly deserves 5 stars- what a beautiful quiche ..awesome job here!
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Mary says:

Gosh, this really sounds delicious. Your photos of the dish are terrific and I know it must be fabulous to eat. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Tes says:

Gorgeous pictures πŸ™‚ And it looks so delicious πŸ™‚

Vimitha says:

OMG that quiche looks so perfect and is making me drool

Krithi says:

THIS IS AMAZING… note that i had put it in caps… I was really telling it loudly… great pics!!

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Meghna says:

This is one good looking quiche…. I absolutely love asparagus!!

Gargi says:

Absolutely fantastic..am surely gonna make it..and lovely pics…

beautifully done quiche love the combination and colours
we call the filling pani pol which is sweet coconut filling and we call it pancakes πŸ™‚ didn’t know about the bengali name thank you for letting me know maybe I can send it to the flavours of bengal event πŸ™‚
regards Akheela

this tart is beautiful and am certain tastes just delicious!

rebecca says:

wow first class quiche beautiful pictures too

I am not big fan of Asparagus but this Shrimp Quiche with asparagus look so delicious! I love your presentation and photos are just gorgeous!

kankana! youve outdone yourself – just elegant and yummy! perfect for mothers day or a spring/easter brunch!

sukanya says:

This is a real treat for eyes as well as tastebuds. quiches are just fantastic.
using asparagus really brings out the flavour. very well done

pls do check the event on my site: summer coolers

Maureen says:

Wow, crustless and beautiful! This looks so inviting and I love quiche but I never eat the crust. I will be making this recipe this week.

This is beautiful…and great pictures too. I really would love to make this soon! Thanks for linking up with Friday Potluck!

Jabeen says:

wonderful pictures.. so inviting..

new to ur space n happy to follow u for more wonderful creations..
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Rosa says:

A mouthwatering combination of flavors! That quiche must be really enjoyable.

Cheers,

Rosa

That is absolutely stunning creation, lovely color…it has all the fav’ ingredients of my choice…beautiful work.

Just last night, I was thinking about making an asparagus quiche for tonight’s dinner. I’m so glad I found this recipe!

Megan says:

This looks delicious! Wow! Great photos, as well.

Miriam says:

I actually make an asperagus quiche too (but with leeks instead of shrimp). Yours looks fabulous! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

briarrose says:

It just looks so pretty…some dishes are just a shame to dig into. πŸ™‚

tigerfish says:

So beautiful and so in-season! Nice…

You see to love shrimp a lot.Every second recipe is shrimp based:) This looks wonderful.But I guess I m done with my quota of asparagus for this season.Cant eat more πŸ™‚

Kairos says:

I think I just found the main course for Easter brunch on Sunday. Thanks!

Very nice! Quiche is one of my go to meals. You can add most any vegetable and cheese and it comes out perfect.

Kristi

nisha says:

i love any kinda quiche…its a perfect brunch idea. Infact you can throw in any left over stuff and you would still come up with an amazing quiche πŸ™‚
pairing shrimp and asparagus..sounds like a good idea.

Tempting click and sounds so yummy!

That is STUNNING! Absolutely delightful and the photos are amazing πŸ˜€

Dee D. says:

That looks so delicious!
I had no idea you could find quiches in banglore!
Glad i found your blog, it’s gorgeous!

Woman, I am going to eat up your photos! Gorgeous!

I am a big fan of quiche, but I’ve never had one with shrimp! That looks yummylicious!

Gorgeous spring quiche! This sounds just perfect!

Ameena says:

The perfection of this quiche just blows my mind! It looks delicious – the perfect flavor combinations…thank you for sharing!

Ryan says:

This is beautiful! I love how you laid the asparagus spears across the top! The combination of shrimp and asparagus sounds wonderful too. I’m a big quiche fan– it is a party in your mouth! That’s a great way to put it! πŸ™‚ Beautiful post!

Kankana says:

Thank you everybody SO much πŸ™‚

I love quiche too but don’t always have the patience to make and wait for the crust to chill. What a great idea! And I love the pattern of the asparagus.

Kairos says:

As I said I was going to above, I made this quiche for Easter brunch today, and it was a hit! The only two changes I made to the recipe were to leave out the chili flakes (my family has mild tastes), and to use a sheet of packaged frozen puff pastry for crust, which worked beautifully.

Three preparation hints:
1) Make sure to use thin asparagus spears, otherwise you’ll never be able to fit eight of them across the top of the quiche.
2) I THOUGHT I used a deep dish pie plate, but it almost overflowed when I added the filling, so make sure to use a large enough pan.
3) Even with five additional minutes in the oven after testing it with a knife after half an hour, the mixture didn’t set quite as much as I would have liked; next time I might consider reducing the cream to 3/4 cup and/or lowering the oven temperature to 350 after ten minutes and letting it bake ten minutes longer.

Thanks, Kankana, for a wonderful recipe! You have made me and my family very happy on this Easter day!

Kankana says:

Thanks Kairos for your wonderful tips! Glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe .. Happy Easter πŸ™‚

Soma says:

Haven’t seen a prettier looking Quiche. Love the arrangement of the green stripes! and shrimp in it, means I will love it. beautiful beautiful recipe.

Wonderful photos, wonderful recipe! Thanks Kankana, this is so perfect for a spring lunch on the deck!

Priya says:

Nice space with very nice pics and detailed recipe…Keep rocking..

Lin Ann says:

I definitely love a good quiche too. Your recipe sounds awesome!

I have a feeling this is going to go over VERY well in my house….was there cheese? Yes, yes there is. YOP it’s going to be great.