1 quiche shell, 9 or 10 inches in diameter
1/2 lb. large shrimp, about 12-14, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped green chilies (Ortegas, not jalapenos).
1/2 cup colby cheese, grated
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
5 oz light cream
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup chives, chopped (fresh or dried)
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salsa, green or red, but fairly hot
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Bring about 1 quart of water to the boil in a saucepan. Add the
shrimp and cook for 2 minutes or until they loose their raw look,
no more. Drain the shrimp in a colander. Reserve 6 nice-looking
shrimp for later. Chop the rest.
Spread the chopped shrimp over the bottom of the quiche shell. Use
half the chilies to make a layer over the shrimp, then a layer of
Jack cheese, another layer of chilies, and a layer of Colby. Spread
Mix cream, eggs, chives, and a little salt (if you want) in a bowl,
beat to blend. Pour this into the quiche shell, it shouldn't
overflow. Place the quiche on a baking sheet and bake for 15
minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees and bake
about 35 minutes longer, or until the filling is set.
Remove quiche from oven, let it cool for 15 minutes. Spoon 6 Tbs.
of sour cream in round spots around the top of the quiche. Dip
each of the reserved shrimp into the salsa and then put them on
the spots of sour cream. Spoon the left-over salsa on top of the
shrimp. Cut into six wedges and serve.