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Langoustine and Clotted Cream Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 quantity rich short crust pastry
  • 1 egg white
  • 1½ lbs. cooked langoustines, in the shell
  • 6 fl oz. milk
  • 4 oz. clotted cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsps. finely chopped tarragon
  • 2 tsps. finely chopped parsley
  • salt & black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C Gas 6. Rollout the pastry on a lightly floured work surface and use it to line a 9”, 1½ ” deep flan tin.
  2. Prick the base here and there with a fork and chill for 20 minutes.
  3. Line the pastry case with a sheet of crumpled greaseproof paper and baking beans. Bake blind for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove once more and brush the base of the case with the unbeaten egg white. Return to the oven for 1 minute.
  5. Remove and lower the oven temperature to 190 C, Gas 5.
  6. While the pastry case is baking remove the langoustine meat from their shells.
  7. In a bowl gradually mix the milk into the clotted cream until smooth. Beat in the eggs and stir in the parsley, tarragon, pinch salt & some black pepper.
  8. Scatter the langoustine meat over the base of the pastry case and pour over the egg mixture.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes until just set and lightly browned. Remove and leave to cool slightly before serving with salad.

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