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Smoked Salmon Crepes with Pesto and Capers

TYPE: Appetizer
PREPARATION TIME: 10-15 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
SERVES: Makes 12-16
PAIR WITH: Warner Brut , Warner Sparkling Demi-Sec

These simple crepes are perfect for any special occasion. Smoked salmon is delicious with capers and combines well a spoonful of creme fraiche or heavy cream.

Ingredients

1/2 cup milk
1 cup self rising flour
1 egg
2 tbsp pesto sauce
Vegetable oil for frying
Scant 1 cup creme fraiche or heavy cream
3 oz smoked salmon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Capers to garnish

Pour half of the milk into a mixing bowl. Add the flour, egg, pesto sauce and seasonings. Mix to a smooth batter. Add the remainder of the milk and stir until evenly blended. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Spoon the crepe mixture into the heated oil in small heaps. Allow about 30 seconds for the crepes to cook, then turn and cook briefly on the other side. Continue cooking the crepes in batches until all the batter is used up. Arrange the crepes on a serving plate and top each one with a spoonful of creme fraiche or heavy cream. Cut the salmon into 1/2" strips and place on top of each crepe. Scatter each crepe with pine nuts and garnish with capers.

COOKS TIP: If not serving immediately, cover the crepes with a dish towel and keep warm in an oven preheated at 275 degrees.

6 Comments

Mohamed

12/11/2015 at 01:55:30 AM

Your photos are beiufatul, Ann. Every time you post about food I think of CJ talking about how food is a sacrament...and how weird and uptight I was in those days about not eating anything that wasn't explicitly designed to prevent cancer. He made an impact with his passionate and earnest response to my rigidity and helped me soften my approach a little. So many good things come from food :) xoxo

Kabir

12/11/2015 at 01:23:43 PM

you know, Pamy, Ceej has that effect on me too...i can be uber-rigid and he's so pnissoaate in the other direction (as in, life should be ENJOYABLE) that luckily he opens my eyes. since i left the world of veganism i can really enjoy me some creme fraiche!

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YUM!!!!! One of my favorite meals grwnoig up was my mom's crepes ... she would use fresh berries and the crepe itself was so fluffy, soft, and light. The crepe tasted like a wonderful cloud. I love this post!! xo.

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