Callaloo… a very popular Jamaican dish that is enjoyed not just for breakfast, but often for lunch and even dinner. A green, leafy vegetable commonly served with salt fish, dumplings or in rice, or simply seasoned with onions, tomatoes & garlic or by itself.
Juicing these lovely greens has become very popular. Nowadays it seems that everyone is drinking this ‘green’ juice for a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps it is because callaloo is rich in carbohydrates, packed with iron and low in sodium.
But one of my all time favourites is callaloo quiche. Just thinking about it gets my taste buds excited. Quiche is a delicious, versatile dish - perfect for entertaining. Don’t worry if you never went to culinary school, quiche is one of the easiest and tastiest dish you’ll ever make.
So, here’s a recipe for you to try.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove pie crusts from box so they can reach room temperature. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and half and half until combined. Add in pepper, salt, and mustard. Mix well.
After your pie crusts have come to room temperature, roll one out onto your pre-greased pie pan. Layer cheese on the bottom of the pie crust. Now pour egg mixture in and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Place in the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Crust should be golden brown and eggs should be fully set.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve. You can garnish with some chopped green onion or sour cream. Add some cheddar cheese on top if you are a cheese lover. Enjoy with a your favourite glass of Chardonnay.
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