In those fondly remembered days when we lived on board our yacht Oasis in the Caribbean, one of our favourite visits was to the French islands Les Saintes. There we had a memorable Smoked Swordfish Tart at Le Genois.
It is fairly unusual to find smoked swordfish or marlin outside of the Caribbean I think, but sometimes here I find smoked tuna slices, which fits the bill perfectly. I haven’t tried it with canned smoked fish, as the texture of fresh (or defrosted) is so much nicer. You can use smoked salmon or trout instead.
For a non-fast day, I made this with a wholewheat shortcrust base, but it would work equally well as a crustless quiche – just make sure that you use a really good non-stick dish or grease it really well. You can have 4 generous servings from your tart – it comes to 488 calories with the pastry version – but just 260 per serving for a crustless one, so that would be a lovely main dish for a fast day, to serve with a crisp green salad or steamed vegetables. The serving shown in the photo is just 1/6, at only 320 kcals.
Just imagine that you are looking over crystal clear blue waters and feeling the tropical heat…
You can get a glimpse of the lovely islands of Les Saintes (and other delightful places) in my cruising journal.