Monday, May 13, 2013
Miniature Shrimp Quiches
Here's a great little dish you can use as an appetizer or even an entree. This recipe gives a list of ingredients for the pastry shells, but (on a freezer-cleaning mission, again) I had a box of mini phyllo shells I wanted to use instead (the box had 15 shells, so I halved the recipe below). They worked just fine. I used this as my main dish along with my Go-to Summer Salad and some polenta fries.
MINIATURE SHRIMP QUICHES (makes 3 dozen)
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped cooked shrimp
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Pastry Shells (recipe below)
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Dash of hot sauce
Combine first four ingredients; spoon evenly into Pastry Shells. Combine eggs and remaining ingredients, stirring well; pour mixture even into Pastry Shells. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until set.
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/4 tsp salt
Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until well-blended; stir in flour and salt. Cover and chill one hour.
Shape chilled dough into 1" balls. Place in ungreased minature (1 3/4") mini-muffin pans, shaping each ball into a shell.
Recipe Source: The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook