Smoked salmon & asparagus tartlets Recipe

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makes:

8

Skill:

easy

Total Time:

00:25

Prep:

00:10

Cooking:

00:15
(may need 3 mins more)

Asparagus is low in cholesterol and contains no calories, making it one of the healthiest veg around- combined with smoked salmon, this dish is guaranteed to leave you feeling great!

Ingredients

  • 1 x 500g block shortcrust pastry, thawed
  • 2 packs asparagus spear tips, blanched and cooled.
  • 250g (9oz) smoked salmon (use a pack of trimmings as the salmon needs to be in small pieces)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 x 248ml tub soured cream
  • 125ml (4fl oz) milk
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Black pepper and grated nutmeg
  • Few fronds of dill, if desired

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 5. Have ready 8 individual tart tins.

  • Divide pastry into 8 equal portions and use to line each tart tin, place on a baking sheet and bake blind for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile beat together eggs, cream, milk and seasonings and cut or tear salmon into pieces.

  • After 10 mins, remove tray from oven and remove baking beans and paper from cases.

  • Divide the asparagus spears and salmon pieces between the cases, gently pour over the egg mixture and return to oven and bake for 15 -18 mins or until pastry is golden and custard set.

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