The Seafood pancake makes a great brunch or lunch dish, a fabulous main course and is also lovely as a starter by serving just one on a plate.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Batter Resting: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Yield: 4 filling pancakes
- For the Pancakes
- 4oz/115g all purpose/plain flour
- Pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cups/300ml milk
- 1 tsp melted butter plus melted butter for cooking
- For the Filling
- 1½ tbsp all purpose/plain flour
- 1½ tbsp butter
- 250 ml milk
- Pinch salt and pepper
- 4 oz/225g cooked skinless salmon fillet,
- 120g ready to eat King prawns
- 120g mushrooms, cleaned and finely sliced
- 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
- Sieve the flour into a large baking bowl, add the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs and beat well until smooth and lump free.
- Add half the milk and the tsp of butter, beat well. Add the remaining milk and stir.
- Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.
- Lightly grease a 9"/ 22cm pancake or frying pan with a little melted butter, heat until very hot and add a ladle of batter to evenly and thinly coat the base of the pan. Cook until set and lightly golden. Flip over (if you are really brave try tossing the pancake in the air, great fun) and cook on the other side for approx 30 seconds.
- Remove the pancake from the pan, place on a sheet of kitchen paper and keep warm. Continue as above until all the batter is used up.
FillingPlace the flour and butter into a large saucepan. Over a low heat stir the butter and flour until the butter has melted and the flour is incorporated. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and continue stirring for 2 minutes.
- Turn the heat up to medium and add the milk in one go and whisk furiously until all a smooth sauce is formed. Continue stirring until the sauce is thickened and glossy (about 5 minutes) If the sauce is very thick add a little more milk. The sauce should be thick but still runny. Remove from the heat.
- Break the salmon fillet into large flakes and carefully stir into the sauce, followed by the prawns, mushrooms and dill. Return to a gentle heat and warm through.
- Place a pancake onto the worktop, put a quarter of the seafood sauce mixture into the centre of the pancake and spread in a long line from one end to the other. Fold the opposite edge of the pancake over the filling then roll the pancake into a thick sausage shape. Place the pancake into an approx 7" x 9"/17 x 22 cm ovenproof baking dish. Repeat with the remaining 3 pancakes.
- Sprinkle the cheese over and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted but not browned. Serve immediately with green vegetables or a salad.