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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tofu Quiche with Spinach, mushroom, onion (Gluten Free)




I enjoyed this because it had a potato base for the "crust" and it had no eggs and no dairy! I found the recipe on line but have changed it up. This would also be good with some canned salmon if you eat fish.


Crust:

1 large potato (I used a yellow potato--any would work)

Spray the bottom and sides of the pie pan with pam or oil.
Thinly slice the potato. 1/8 th inch to 1/4 inch would be good. I used a single over lapping layer for just the bottom. (note: I loved the potato in this and it would be good served with baked potato fries too. I would like to do more than a single layer some time since it was so yummy with this. )

Sprinkle the potato with Salt and pepper. Place pie pan in oven at 350 for 15 minutes.

FILLING:

1 onion chopped
10 ounces of mushrooms, chopped
2 tab. of white wine (dry)
3 tsp of minced garlic
10-12 basil leaves fresh or frozen (I like less--a lot depends on the size of the leaves)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 pound of tofu (firm)
1 Tab fresh lemon juice
1 Tab of rice vinegar or white vinegar
10 ounces of frozen spinach cooked in microwave and drained.
1 and 1/2 tsp sea salt (depending on how salty you like it)
pepper
paprika
a bit of olive oil

Take the onion, the ten ounces of mushrooms , and cook in iron skillet on moderate heat for ten minutes until carmelized (brown).I don't need oil for this in my iron skillet. Sprinkle with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of sea salt. Add 2 Tab of white wine or even a bit more and scrape up the bits and allow wine to evaporate. Set aside.

In another small iron skillet place 3 cloves of garlic or 3 tsp of minced garlic, a bit of oil if desired for the flavor , 10-12 small basil leaves(go by taste--too much and it will overwhelm the dish), pinch of pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp thyme and cook at moderate heat until golden , but not Brown--don't want it to get bitter.

Add the garlic with seasoning that you have just cooked to the tofu, lemon, vinegar, 10 ounces of cooked, drained spinach, and 1/2 to 1 tsp salt and process this together in a food processor until smooth. Then add all of this to the pan of mushrooms/onions and mix. Dump into your pie plate that has the potato crust and smooth with a spatula and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Cook in 350 oven for 40 to 50 minutes until firm. Let cool for 5 minutes or so before serving.

1 comment:

~Robin said...

another one i will have to try!
Merry Christmas!!