Asian Sesame Sushiche! (Sushi + Quiche) - Grain & Dairy-Free, Protein & Flavour-Full

July 17, 2017

 

 

What do you get when you take the "crust" of sushi and combine it with the innards of a (weird) quiche?  Why, Sushiche, of course!  

 

Born in the humble brunches served to fellow naturopathic colleagues, this recipe is a star.  Grain-free, dairy-free, protein-packed, and extremely flavourful, this savoury quiche-like thing healthily delivers the goods!  Accompanies genmaicha green tea most perfectly.

 

Let's get to it!  Recipe:

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Sushiche:

1 tbsp organic/non-GMO miso + 1/2c. boiling water (optional, but you'll want to increase seasonings if you don't use).

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp organic/non-GMO soy sauce/tamari

1 tsp garlic powder

8 eggs

3c. baby spinach, torn

1 bag of organic/non-GMO edamame (frozen or thawed, shelled).

3 sheets nori

40g smoked salmon and/or 1 fillet of normal salmon, chopped into 1 inch cubes

2 green onions, sliced

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Sauce:

1/2 tbsp organic/non-GMO soy sauce/tamari

1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

1/4 tsp garlic powder

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Instructions:

 

1. Set oven to 375 degrees.

 

 

 

2. Combine miso with water, then seasonings (salt, soy sauce, garlic powder), and let cool slightly (just so it doesn't cook eggs on contact!) while you make the sauce.

 

3. Combine sauce ingredients listed above in a separate small bowl.

 

4. In a large bowl, beat cracked eggs with a fork, then combine with cooled miso mixture.

 

5. Add spinach, edamame, and sesame seeds to the bowl. 

 

 

6. Line a quiche dish (or any oven-safe dish, really) with nori.

 

 

7.  Pour contents of bowl into dish.  Top with sesame seeds (I forgot, this round!).  Make fun design with nori strips!

 

8.  Cook for 45-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 

 

9.  Top with smoked salmon, sliced green onions, and sauce.

 

Notes:

- It's actually really easy to slice nori to the exact shape of the dish, which makes your nori crust look super legit.  Just put nori into dish and slide sharp knife around edge.

- The smoked salmon adds incredible flavour and a bit of protein, but it's not the healthiest piece of salmon.... The salmon fillet is healthy, but not *quite* as flavourful, and adds tons of protein.  So... take your pick!  (Or don't choose, and have it all- ideal situation).

- Sesame oil is easily oxidized, so I would not recommend heating it directly, but it's a delicious oil to use on cooked food.  

- As I have said in previous blogs, when buying soy products ensure that they're organic and/or non-GMO.  Soy is so genetically modified and heavily coated in pesticides that it's one crop I don't mess with!

- I cannot believe I forgot the sesame seeds for the photo shoot- it makes it look even prettier!  Learn from my mistakes.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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