From Gourmet magazine
1 (1-lb) king crab leg, thawed if frozen, or 1/2 lb lump crabmeat, picked over
4 large eggs
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning such as Paul Prudhomme's
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 oz coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese (1/2 cup)
2 oz coarsely grated Swiss cheese (1/2 cup)
1 ready made pie crust
- If using crab leg, hack through shell with a large heavy knife and cut meat into 1/2-inch pieces. Discard shell.
- Whisk together eggs, cream, herbs, seafood seasoning, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then stir in cheeses and crabmeat.
- Pour into ready made crust and bake until filling puffs and is no longer wobbly in center when quiche is gently shaken, 40 to 50 minutes.
- Cool in pie plate on rack 15 minutes.