Lifestyle

Lemon juice adds zing to zesty salmon crepes

Salmon and lemon crepes.
Salmon and lemon crepes.

WHEN I was growing up one of my favourite things to do was wander over the railway line at the end of my street, run across the cow paddock (dodging cow patties), roll under the electric fence and take a seat at my friend Bec's kitchen bench.

The reason I loved it so much was because Bec's mum Cheryl is an amazing cook and on weekends she would serve up deliciously thin crepes covered with lemon juice and sprinkled with sugar.

They were such a treat and growing up in a meat and three veg family, there wasn't any real chance I was going to get them at home.

I am yet to discover anything that beats Cheryl's crepes. They were so thin they were almost transparent and they were always perfectly round.

So I have tried my hand at making crepes and while I'm no Cheryl when it comes to this French treasure, this latest savoury offering turned out really well.

The combination of creamy béchamel with the rich salmon, zingy lemon and capers and crunch of the onion all work so well together rolled up in a thin soft crepe.

A 26 diameter non-stick fry pan is a good size for making crepes.

The trick is to make sure you have cooked them enough on one side and then they will flip easily.

Just like pancakes, the first one is always a dud so don't be discouraged when it doesn't turn out because the second will be a winner.

You could also add a little parmesan cheese to the sauce if you like.

 

Salmon crepe filling

 

Ingredients

200g smoked salmon

2 cups béchamel sauce

Juice of 2 lemons

4 heaped tsps of capers

1 red onion, diced finely

½ cup chopped chives

200g rocket and/baby spinach

Snow pea sprouts to garnish

 

Method

Add to freshly made béchamel sauce; lemon juice, red onion, salmon, chives and capers. Stir gently.

Put a handful of the spinach/rocket in the centre of each plate. Lay a crepe over it.

Spoon ¼ of the filling into the centre. Fold over one side, then fold up both ends and finally fold over the final side, making an envelope.

Garnish with snow pea sprouts and serve straight away.

 

>> To read more lifestyle stories

Topics:  cooking easy eating food lifestyle recipes



Dreamworld reopens after 6 weeks in limbo

Visitors go through the doors of Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

Every ride has undergone 'rigorous' program of testing

Captain's youth key to titles

Far North captain Nadi Canning is looking forward to leading the region in the Surf Life Saving NSW Interbranch Championships on the Central Coast this weekend.

2016 Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships

No Murwillumbah ward specialist as changes flagged

Murwillumbah Hospital has no specialist pediatric on site.

Calls for funds to remain to care for children as admissions decline

Local Partners

Join charity for lift-off

Public meeting for people who want to form a group that will hold community events and raise money for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!