Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Salmon and red onion tart

Fancy making a quick and easy mid-week evening meal which not only flavoursome and tasty, but also good value for money? Well of course you do! I recently made this tart after a busy day at work and had this on the table within an hour. I love home-made pastry, but for a quick mid-week meal, ready rolled pastry is the only way to go. I also love luxurious smoked salmon especially for a weekend breakfast with a bagel but in a tart smoked salmon pieces will do fine. The sliced red onion adds a pretty and caramelised feature to the tart, and the low fat creme fraiche as opposed to cream keeps the calories down.
The taste of this tart was sublime, the smoked salmon really came through and was quite rich and I found each slice moreish. Serve with a simple side salad and some crusty bread, perfect to start Spring.
Salmon and red onion tart.
Recipe for Salmon and Red onion tart.
1 ready-rolled short-crust pastry
2 red onion
a packet of smoked salmon trimmings
50 g cheese
300g of low fat or weight watchers creme fraiche
3 eggs
black pepper
1tsp mixed herbs

Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 . Place the ready-rolled pastry in a tin and blind bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice 2 red onions, grate the cheese and put aside. Place the eggs and creme fraiche in a bowl, alongside the black pepper, mixed herbs and whisk together.
Once the pastry is baked, place the smoked salmon pieces in the pastry case, alongside the red onions and pour over the egg and creme fraiche mixture.
Bake for 30-35 minutes and enjoy.

I am entering this recipe for a couple of blogging challenges. Ren from Simple and in Season hosts a monthly blogging challenge where seasonal foods are used. Ren states that salmon is included and as this is smoked salmon I can sneakily enter this dish to this challenge.

I am also sharing this dish to No Waste Food Challenge a monthly challenging by Elizabeth Kitchen Diary and this month guest hosted this month by London Unattached, the idea behind this challenge is to ensure that dishes are made without wasting food. This dish does not waste any food, and is actually quite economical.




  1. Lovely combination of flavours - looks great

  2. Thank you for entering Simple and in Season - a round up has been posted today


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