– Slow Sunday with Fish & Pancakes –
Luxury Seafood Pancakes au Gratin
It may not appear to be a Slow Sunday kind of meal, my Luxury Seafood Pancakes au Gratin recipe, but in a way it is; the pancake batter was made the day before and stored in the fridge overnight and the completed dish was cooked in my wood burning stove for an hour, although I have given cooking times in the following recipe for a normal oven. This is a wonderful savoury pancake recipe that would be perfect for Shrove Tuesday, which is on the 21st February this year (2012) and also makes great use of fresh local seafood and fish, I used Scottish salmon and haddock with Atlantic peeled prawns, as well as the optional chives and tarragon.
Although there are several stages to preparing this dish, they can all be done ahead of time making this an easy family meal to serve on Pancake Day. As I mentioned earlier, I made the batter the day before and then cooked the pancakes in the morning, and, as there are only two of us, I only needed four pancakes for the recipe, so the other pancakes were served for breakfast with fresh lemon and sugar – the traditional way. The white sauce can be made up to the stage where you add the fish and when you are ready to assemble the dish, you can then re-heat the sauce before adding the fish and prawns. I would served two pancakes per adult for a main meal, and one pancake per person as an appetiser and for young children……..all that is needed then is a simple salad and some fresh lemon wedges to serve.
Although I love sweet pancakes, especially the traditional lemon and sugar ones, this savoury recipe is really wonderful and I may try other combinations of fish and seafood another time. I will be posting some sweet pancake recipes along with my special Shrove Tuesday post, but for now I leave you with this recipe idea for a Fab and Fishy Pancake Day – well, I AM a Fish Fanatic! See you later, Karen.