Lentil and smoked trout quiche

I love to cook with regional ingredients, so when Urlaub im Saarland invited me to spend a day discovering Saarland’s food producers, I immediately wanted to create a recipe!

In the morning we first visited Forellengut Rosengarten, just across the Luxembourg border. Here I was shown how they raise trout and how they smoke the fish in-house. The smoked fish is of exquisite quality, and they make plenty of different styles – like hot smoked trout or smoked fish with pepper or exotic spices.

I also found out that day that green lentils actually grow in Saarland! A revelation! The green lentils grow in the Dreiländereck (“border triangle”) of Saarland, Palatinate and Lorraine. You can find them in shops in that region (and for my Luxembourg friends: I’ve spotted them in supermarkets in Perl).

So, this quiche renders homage to these two regional products. Add to that local white wine and you have a quiche completely made with regional ingredients (except for the lemon zest). The smokiness of the fish goes extremely well with the earthy lentils, and the quiche is just as good eaten hot or cold.

January 25, 2022