This quick and easy recipe for salmon-filled crepes will make an excellent result for a light and healthy meal. French crepes are light, fragrant, nicely golden and filled with smooth cream cheese and nourishing salmon seasoned with fresh dill.
I simply adore the versatility of crepes. The crepes batter is not too sweet which allows you to catch up on the garnish you like most. Follow my recipe below to turn it into success. Smoked or salted salmon, sour cream and fresh dill make a classic West Coast garnish. Bring a refined touch to your traditional pancakes with this delicate and tasty recipe. The savory french named – crepes, or commonly known as thin pancakes, are garnished with strips of marinated salmon, dill and sour cream. Serve these pancakes as a starter or for brunch with family or friends. If you have a sweet tooth, try the crepes filled with berries and homemade whipped cream.
Salmon is a food that shouldn’t be missing from the weekly menu. Moreover, it is so finely combined with crepes. Most of us know how healthy salmon is, but most do not realize how simple and fast it is to prepare at home dishes to the standards of a restaurant.
Why eat salmon?
Apart from being delicious, salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for health. The human body does not produce these acids, which is why they must be taken regularly from the ingredients we eat. Salmon also contains essential amino acids, which help maintain muscle mass. This fish is a great source of protein also, which supports a level of metabolism that allows weight loss, with a correct diet of course.
About 110 grams of salmon, which is one serving portion, contains up to two grams of omega 3 fatty acids; that is more than other foods consumed over several days. Salmon is also rich in other beneficial vitamins, such as vitamin D and selenium, which are important for our health.
Atlantic salmon fillets are rich in vitamin E and other antioxidant compounds. It is known that regular consumption helps to slow down the processes associated with aging, improves skin condition, smoothes wrinkles, and reduces the risk of benign and cancerous tumors.
What can I do with a piece of salmon?
And as I have already said, on top of everything, salmon is indeed delicious meat that can be cooked in various ways with different ingredients. For instance, you can try the baked salmon infused in herbs. If you like wintery salads then this old-school Russian salmon salad will satisfy your cravings. In case you want to venture into sophisticated yet fine tastes, check my salmon tartare recipe. It is a mouthwatering appetizer with an impressive appearance and bespoke flavor suitable for any occasion.
Ingredients for salmon crepes
The first ingredient for this healthy recipe is the crepe itself. However, in this recipe, you will not find the steps for that part. I will share all the instructions with pictures attached in a separate article. It is easy to make thin, golden and soft crepes if you use the right fresh ingredients and have enough patience to stay at the stove to create them. The outcome is rewarding.
Salmon. I prefer salted salmon over smoked salmon, and this recipe is no exception. The taste of fresh salmon is not changed when slightly salted. Contrarily to this method, smoked salmon is heavier in smell and specifics, and when combined with other ingredients, smoked salmon tends to “monopolize” the taste. Therefore, salted salmon is my choice and from what I have noticed, people at the table are usually satisfied with it.
Cream cheese will add creaminess and we all know how good it works when combines with salmon.
Fresh dill will open the taste and will give freshness to the plate. As you can see, all these ingredients are made for each other. Therefore, let’s proceed to assemble the crepes.
How to fold the crepes with salmon?
Take one crepe, place it on a plain surface, take one tablespoon of cream cheese and spread evenly on half of the crepes, horizontally or vertically. On the same part where the cream cheese is spread, sprinkle one teaspoon of chopped fresh dill. Then cover the same half of the crepe with one layer of sliced salmon. Put as much as you want.
Then lift the empty part of the crepe and fold it on the full part. When done, gently take one end of the creped and fold it once more. As easy as that! Now it is surely simply delicious.
No baking, no peeling, no frying, isn’t that a wonder recipe?
How to serve crepes with salmon?
Place one or two filed and folded crepes on a plain plate, pour a glass of white dry wine such as Chardonnay and enjoy! Every bite is a blessing.
Healthy Appetizer Crepes with Salmon
- 6 crepes already done
- 6 tbsp cream cheese
- 6 tsp dill chopped
- 600 g salmon salted or smoked
- Spread one tablespoon of creamcheese on one half of the crepe
- Sprinkle one teaspoon of chopped dill
- Place one layer of salmon on same part of the crepe
- Fold once, then fold again
- Serve with pleasure