Smoked salmon pancakes for dinner?

Go 'beyond the blini' with John Ross Jr's favourite 2018 Pancake Day smoked salmon recipe

Go ‘beyond the blini’ with John Ross Jr’s favourite 2018 Pancake Day smoked salmon recipe

It’s Pancake Day, and for that very reason those who buy smoked salmon owe it to themselves to go ‘beyond the blini’ and go the whole hog.

 

Let’s face it, there are 364 days to enjoy smoked salmon blinis – and they’ve become so ubiquitous that it’s sometimes hard to appreciate them. There’s only one Pancake Day.

 

For the purposes of this very short blog we’re going to focus on the blini’s big brother – the standard, toss-able and large pancake. And what better way to do this than to offer you our favourite smoked salmon pancake recipe for 2018.

 

The good news about this savoury pancake recipe is that it is:

 

  1. a) Traditional pancake size
  2. b) Substantial enough to have for tonight’s dinner
  3. c) A WeightWatchers recipe, so healthy and tasty in equal measure

 

Have pancake-making fun tonight. We will be.

 

Avocado, Rocket and Smoked Salmon Pancakes

 

This recipe serves four, so if you’re only making for two you can either halve the contents or use the remaining mixture for tomorrow’s breakfast.

 

Ingredients

 

  • 200g John Ross Jr smoked salmon (you can find this pack in Waitrose)
  • 110g plain white flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • One egg
  • 275ml skimmed milk
  • 5 spays of cooking oil spray
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • A handful of rocket
  • 4 tbsp fat free natural fromage frais
  • 1 tbsp dill, chopped
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 lemon (quartered)

 

Method

 

Select a mixing bowl and sift the flour into it before adding the milk and egg and beating with a whisk until smooth.

 

Grab a large non-stick frying pan, spray with oil, and place on the heat. When hot, add the batter mixture and thinly cover the pan. Cook until it has set and then flip – or toss – over to cook the other side. Once you’ve made four (or two) keep warm and then place on warm plates ready to serve.

 

Share the smoked salmon out. If you are only making two then 100g of Scottish smoked salmon each is even better! Share the avocado amongst the pancakes and then add the rocket.

 

Add one tablespoon of fromage frais on top and sprinkle each dollop with dill. Finally, sprinkle the pepper all over each pancake and serve with the lemon on the side.

 

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