796- Tuna Quiche / كيش بالتونة

May 18, 2020 | Appetizers

Prep time :

30 minutes

Cook time :

35 minutes

Serves :

6

Complexity :

Easy

Ingredients :

For the crust:

250 grams (8.8 oz) all-purpose white flour

125 grams (4.4 oz) butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 pinch of salt

 

For the filling:

120 grams (4.2 oz) canned tuna, drained

2 medium zucchinis, cut into fine slices

2 garlic cloves, grated

1 medium onion, chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

200 grams (4.2 oz) spinach

80 grams (2.8 oz)mozzarella cheese, cut into slices

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 eggs

200 millilitres (4.2 oz) heavy cream

1 tablespoon milk

Directions :

Step 1: Preparing the crust

1- In a large bowl, add the flour, butter, and mix with hands until the mixture texture becomes crumbly and very well combined.

2- Add the egg, garlic powder, salt, and continue mixing until a smooth dough ball is formed. 

3- Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

4- Dust some flour on your working surface. And roll the dough out using a rolling pin to a medium thickness (1 cm).

5- Place the dough in a round tart mould (20 cm x 3 cm) greased with some butter, or covered with parchment paper. Remove the excess of the dough from the mould edges using a knife.

6- Prick the base of the dough all over with a fork and bake it in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Step 2: Preparing the filling

7- In a large pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the zucchini slices, grated garlic, salt, pepper, and cook for 5 minutes until they become slightly brown. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

8- In the same pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes stirring from time to time using a wooden spoon until soft.

9- Stir in the spinach, salt, pepper, and continue cooking for 2 minutes until soft and tender. Place the spinach and onion mixture in a bowl and allow to cool.

10- Fill the crust base with spinach mixture, roasted zucchini, tuna, and mozzarella cheese slices.

11- Whisk the eggs, heavy cream, and milk in a medium bowl until smooth. Season with salt, pepper, Italian spices mix, and pour the mixture over the filling. 

12- Place the tuna quiche in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) and bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Serve immediately!

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