Oven Roasted Tomato Quiche with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pastry Crust

Oven Roasted Tomatoes in UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbs. 300+ Poly UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

A sprig of fresh marjoram or oregano (optional)

Sea salt

Fresh ground pepper

1 pound meaty, tomatoes containing less water, such as Roma Tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 300 F. Combine the UP extra virgin olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper in a shallow oven proof dish. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, toss with the oil and seasonings, and place cut side down in the dish.

Bake for 2 1/2 hours, or until the tomatoes are completely soft and become wrinkled

Whole Wheat Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pastry Crust

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1/4 cup flaxseed meal

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

3/4 cup fruity, mid-high poly (250-300+) UP extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup warm water

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and flaxseed meal. Add the olive oil and water and mix quickly with a fork until it comes together in a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a lightly floured board or parchment-covered surface, roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick round. Gently press into a 10-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Cover the tart with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Prick all over with the tines of a fork.

Bake crust in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool before filling.

Quiche Filling

7 large eggs, beaten

1 /12 cups oven roasted tomatoes, drained thoroughly

2 tablespoons fresh basil, torn or chopped

1 1/2 cups shredded Fontina

1/4 cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano

2 tablespoons minced shallot

2 cloves garlic minced

Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste

10″ Olive Oil Pastry Crust recipe above

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400. Saute the shallots until until lightly browned. Add the garlic and saute another minute. Combine the shallots, garlic, and basil with the beaten eggs. Season the egg mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle 1 cup of Fontina cheese over the bottom of the crust. Arrange the oven roasted tomatoes over the cheese. Add the remaining cheese, including Romano over the tomatoes. Pour the egg shallot mixture over the top. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the filling is set, slightly puffed and golden brown. Enjoy warm, or allow to cool to room temperature. It can be made a day in advance or may be frozen and re-warmed.

Grilled Chipotle-Serrano Rib-Eye

1/2 Cup Honey-Serrano Vinegar

1/2 Cup Chipotle Olive Oil

1 tablespoon sea salt

2 cloves Garlic, Minced

fresh ground pepper to taste

4 – 8 to 10 oz. rib-eye steaks

Combine the salt, vinegar, garlic, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the the chipotle olive oil. Place the steaks in a Zip-lock bag or in a single layer in a non-reactive pan or container. Pour the marinade over and massage it in to the steaks. Cover and allow to marinate refrigerated, for a minimum of 2 hours, or up to 6 hours.

Prepare a medium charcoal or gas grill, and cook to desired doneness. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 4