I keep saying that I want to do more savoury dishes on this blog. And it's not like I have not been trying my hand at different stuff. I have and with reasonable success, if I might add. My problem comes with the photography. More often than not, I try something new for dinner and by the time, the dishes are ready, all trace of natural light is gone. With the best of natural light, I struggle with my photography, so you can well imagine that my nascent photography skills are virtually non-existent when it comes to shooting at night.
And because of that, I have lost out on so many interesting and surprisingly easy, savoury posts. Since my photography skills are a long way off, I thought I'd just take the bull by its horn. So, here's the plan. I'll put up the savoury posts, you'll excuse the dodgy photography with even dodgier lighting, with the hope and prayer that somewhere down the line I get the hang of it. Till then, we promise not to judge each other!! Deal!
For all the theatrics, I did manage a few rays of natural light for this post but it didn't seem to help the photographs!! Indulge me, once again!!
So, for today's dinner, we have mushroom quiches and to go along with it, a simple apple and potato salad with a garlic vinaigrette.
The issue with a quiche for a week night is always the pastry. Make it ahead like I did over the weekend and then the quiche hardly takes any time. I roasted the mushrooms before making the filling as that helps release the juices in advance rather than when the quiche is being baked. Else, you will land up with soggy pastry and that's no fun! I have gone with smaller tartlets but you can make it as one big quiche
The salad is made with vegetables that you will almost always find in your kitchen. The garlic vinaigrette is a favourite here at home and if you are fond of garlic, I think you'll approve too!
The pastry, a regular on the blog, was beautifully flaky and the filling was creamy, herby and mushroomy. A lot of my friends do not necessarily like the overtly eggy flavour in quiches. None of that over here. I have used only one egg and been very generous with the filling.
The salad is the perfect accompaniment to these quiches. It is fresh and light and a beautiful counter to the quiche. To be fair to the quiches, they were not heavy and claggy at all but the salad does help freshen up things. The garlic vinaigrette provides the necessary zing that my Indian palate will always appreciate. As summer approaches, the salad would make a delightful meal all by itself.
What's cooking for dinner in your kitchen??