Salmon Quiche

They call themselves Team 3rd Generation and they have been walking together to find the cure for breast cancer for over 10 years. Four of them make up 3 Generations of breast cancer survivors. Mary, Dorothy, Janet and Jill have a combined 69 years of survivorship. Jill, my niece started her battle at the tender age of 25. We are a family struck by genetic breast cancer. We dream of creating a world free of breast cancer so that our daughters and granddaughters do not ever have to hear the words “you have breast cancer”.

So, for today I will bake.

I will bake for my beloved Mary, who has battled this disease three times. Her strength, courage, and beautiful spirit inspire us all each and every day.

I will bake for Jill my niece and our advocate, who has single handedly raised tens of thousands of dollars to help find a cure. She continues to fight the good fight each and every day.

I will bake for Janet, who is our rock, even when everything around us is falling apart; she pulls us through it all.

Mostly though, I will bake for my precious mother-in-law Dorothy, who in 1976 had a breast removed because of cancer, to find out last year, at age 84, it had returned, this time in the other breast.

Last week she celebrated her 85th birthday.

If you haven’t already, do me a favor and get checked.


It just seems as women, we put just about everyone and everything above ourselves.


If you are at that age, get a mammogram. If not, do a self-check. If you don’t know how, ask your doctor.


It may save your life.


So here is my recipe.

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Pink Salmon Quiche


1 unbaked pie crust (I used Pillsbury)

1 small vidalia onion chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

8 ounces Salmon

(I used leftovers from Cedar Planked Salmon)

5 large eggs

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup Gruyere cheese

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line the Chantal pie plate with your unbaked pie crust.

In a 9 inch skillet add onion and olive oil. Cook on medium heat until translucent.

Put the onions in a even layer in the bottom of the pan. Add the pink salmon also in a even layer.

In a medium bowl combine eggs and cream. Beat with a whisk to combine. Add nutmeg, cheese, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until the middle is set and the top is golden brown.

 Peace be with you,


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39 Responses to “Salmon Quiche”

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    Katie — October 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I have never had salmon in a quiche before: what a neat new combination for me to consider next time I’m cooking brunch! Thanks for sharing!


  2. #
    Jennifer B — October 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Oh my, I love quiche! I’ve just recently tried salmon for the first time and I cannot believe I lived my life without it. I’m excited to try this recipe!


  3. #
    Jen @JuanitasCocina — October 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    This is gorgeous! And you’ve made a gorgeous tribute to all of your loved ones!


  4. #
    Patricia Stagich — October 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Lovely story Veronica! Your quiche looks amazing rich!


  5. #
    motherrimmy — October 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    The quiche sounds and looks delicious. I agree that this is a wonderful tribute!


  6. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — October 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Veronica, this is a beautiful post and a wonderful pie. There are so many admirable women out there!


  7. #
    Renee Dobbs — October 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Lovely post and a wonderful quiche recipe. The pink color is so pretty and fitting for something baked for Breast Cancer awareness.


  8. #
    Megan Wood — October 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Beautiful post and beautiful pie. Your family members are true fighters.


  9. #
    Lizzy Do — October 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I’m so sorry for the pain and havoc breast cancer has given your family. Hopefully a cure is just around the corner…but until then, we can offer wonderful baked goods to those in need…like this delicious salmon quiche! Happy #SundaySupper, my friend…and I’ll keep your family in my prayers.


  10. #
    dia — October 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Good luck to you and your family as you all continue your struggle with breast cancer. Love the quiche!


  11. #
    Heather Lynne — October 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    What an amazing group of women! I’m so glad they are all survivors.
    Your salmon quiche looks lovely. I’ve never heard of a quiche with salmon-YUM!


  12. #
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — October 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I got chills reading your post – what an amazing group of women! I can’t even fathom what they go through on a daily basis and how incredibly strong they are. This quiche looks delicious – I hope you were able to gather around the table with your family members and enjoy it together.


  13. #
    Pam@TheMeltaways — October 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    What a tribute – it must be quite an honor to be among such brave women. Love your quiche, too!


  14. #
    Tammi @ Momma's Meals — October 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Wow….4 generations I can see why your tribute would go to these lovely ladies. Here is to an amazing group of ladies and to a yummy looking pie!


  15. #
    Dara Reppucci — October 22, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Wow. What an amazing tribute to some strong ladies! Lovely quiche!


  16. #
    Sarah Reid — October 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Love the idea of salmon in quiche, would probably nix the cheese for us though since we dont like cheese and fish/seafood all that much!


  17. #
    Carla — October 22, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I love the way you have written this post. Here’s to finding a cure!

    Love how you used salmon in quiche. Definitely different (and pink!)


  18. #
    AnnScrapDeadesign — October 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

    health to you and your family!
    Your recipes remarkable


  19. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — October 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I love that they walk together! Hate that they are 3 generations that have to be affected. Hope they can find a cure soon, so a 4th generation doesn’t have to know what it is like.


  20. #
    Conni Smith — October 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Mmmm! I have lots of salmon in my freezer. This looks like a good way to put some to use.


  21. #
    Sarah — October 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I can see how this event was near and dear to your heart. I wish good health for all your family members and pray that everyone beat the cancer. Thank you for sharing your story and your beautiful salmon quiche.


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    Mama.Mommy.Mom. — October 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    My heart breaks for your MIL, but she sounds like an amazing strong woman.

    I’m a huge fan of quiche, but have never tried a version with salmon. I’m sure I would like it though, as I love salmon 🙂


  23. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — October 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    THis is such a beautiful post, and your quiche looks amazing.


  24. #
    Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) — October 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    How awesome they all walk together and keep fighting stronger as a team! Your pie looks delicious! Makes me wish I liked salmon more! 🙂



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