Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 7, 2011 Comox Brie, Portobello Mushroom and Butternut Squash Fall Quiche SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFrom Alesha Davies, Owner/Operator of AJ’s Organic Catering:When skies begin to darken earlier and the weeks leading to Christmas start moving in fast forward, it is time for quick and easy meals that are delicious and hearty.Quiche is often overlooked as an easy supper fix. This versatile meal can be made with the greatest of ease and easily transformed into a gourmet meal with the addition of local cheeses, fresh veggies from your local farm stand and herbs that are still thriving in your own garden.Here is a local organic quiche recipe that I think you will enjoy. Keep in mind that the mushrooms, squash, herbs and cheese can be substituted for those you may have on hand. Pair this quiche with a simple green salad including carrot curls, shredded beats, bite size cauliflower florets and garlicky vinaigrette.1 homemade pie crust (see recipe below) or store bought crust1 tbsp organic olive oil1 clove of minced garlic1 medium chopped onion1 medium size portabella mushroom chopped½ cup of diced butternut squash4 organic local farm eggs¼ cup milk1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary1 tsp chopped fresh parsleyong>Salt & pepper to taste1 dash of hot sauce (any kind will do)1 round of Comox brie (or another type of soft ripened brie)Preheat oven to 375*FIn a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and sauté onions for 2 minutes followed by the garlic. Add the diced squash and sauté an additional 3 minutes. Add portabella mushrooms and continue to sauté until onions, squash and mushrooms have all softened but are not mushy.In a medium size bowl, add the 4 eggs, ¼ cup of milk, chopped parsley, rosemary, salt & pepper and a dash of hot sauce. Whisk until well combined (mixture should be bubbly around the edges).Add the onion mushroom sauté to the egg mixture and stir. Pour this mixture into your prepared pie crust.Slice the brie into long strips. Lay the strips on top of the quiche mixture from the middle fanning outwards. Sprinkle with pepper and place into the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. When gently wiggled, the quiche should be fully set (no jiggle) and lightly browned.Pie crust2 cups organic flour1 cup vegetable shortening (cold)1 tsp salt½ cup cold waterIn a large bowl, whisk flour and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until coarse crumbs the size of peas appear. Stir in the water (you may want to use a little less water than the full ½ cup) until the mixture forms a ball. Divide in half with a knife, wrap both balls and refrigerate at least 1 hour. (You can freeze the second dough to make this quiche again next week saving you a lot of time). Roll out the dough into a floured surface (do not over mix!) and push into pie dish. This dough will be nice and flaky.PastryRecipesStarterVegetarian SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 2, 2021 French Quiche—Revised Our apologies for an omission in this recipe in the Dec|Jan issue. In the instructions for making the filling, we neglected to add the milk to the ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Recipes May 7, 2021 Halibut Stock Halibut Stock Did you know halibut bones make the most delicate yet flavourful stock imaginable? Ask your fish department to set aside the bones ... Read More Kitchen Tools / Must Have / Recipes November 27, 2020 Wood Oven Envy — Tips, Recipes, Links Some tips on cooking with wood in an outdoor oven, recipes, and links to the wood ovens mentioned in our article Dec|Jan 2020-2021 Tips on Cooking ... Read More Comments are closed.