Shrimp, Crab, and Mushroom Quiche Recipe

Take the Ordinary and make it Extraordinary

Crab and shrimp take something as ordinary as a quiche and elevates it to new levels, in this recipe. Add it to a buffet table, serve for a light dinner, or whip one up for brunch alongside a green salad and crusty rolls. If you aren't fond of mushrooms, they can be omitted. The leftovers are just as delicious, and so easy to eat. 


One 9 inch deep dish pie crust
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
one 60 g can crab meat, drained
4 oz cooked shrimp
3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup half and half
pinch ground nutmeg
salt and pepper

  Pre-heat the oven to 425 F.

  Prick the bottom of the pastry shell with a fork in a number of places. Cover with foil and bake for about 10 minutes, before removing the foil and baking another 3 minutes. Turn the oven temperature down to 350 F.

  Melt the butter in a fry pan over medium heat, then add the mushrooms and sauté until lightly browned.  Add the green onions and sauté a minute longer. Scatter the mushrooms, onions, crab, shrimp, and cheese.

  In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Pour over the crab and shrimp in the pastry shell.  Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the center is set and firm, not jiggly. Cool about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

  Makes one pie, which serves 6

Adapted from The Easy Gourmet

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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