Recipe: Pancake rolls with Burren Smoked Organic Salmon

Burren SH Logo landscape colour 2015These salmon filled sliced rolls look eye-catching if served open side up on a rectangular or square plate joined by a little dip bowl. You could use mustard mayo or even horseradish sauce instead of the vinaigrette dip if you like.


  • Burren-smoke-house-salmon-pancakes2 large (free-range/organic) eggs
  • 120g plain flour
  • 180ml milk
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • a bit of butter (or rapeseed oil) for frying
  • 150ml crème fraîche
  • 1 small bunch fresh chives
  • 200g Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Crack the eggs in a mixing bowl, then add the flour to the bowl so it sits in a pile to one side of the eggs. Gently start mixing the eggs with a whisk, then gradually whisk the flour in, little by little, until it’s all incorporated. If it gets a bit thick, add some of the milk to loosen it up. Once all the flour is mixed in, add the rest of the milk, 2 tablespoons of oil and a good pinch of salt. Leave for at least an hour before using.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan and melt a bit of butter (oil) in it. Pour in a ladleful of batter, swirl the pan around, then pour any loose batter back into the bowl it came from. You should be left with a thin pancake stuck to the pan. Let it cook for a minute or so, flip it over for 30 seconds and then slide it out on to a plate. Repeat until all your batter is used. Let the pancakes cool completely on a wire rack.
The batter should yield about five pancakes, so you could use the remainder for breakfast.

Make a rectangle of double thickness cling film about 40cm x 15cm and lay two pancakes on it side by side, slightly overlapping. Spread them with a thin layer of crème fraîche, lay most of the chives on top, season well with pepper and place a layer of smoked salmon over the top.

Use the cling film on one of the long sides of the rectangle to roll the pancakes up tightly like a Swiss roll. Re-wrap in cling film and leave for at least half an hour in the fridge to firm up before slicing into slices about one inch thick. Serve with a dip made from the rest of the oil, the lemon juice and salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the remaining chives before serving.

Bon appetit!

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Award winning Burren Smokehouse Salmon

The Burren Smokehouse is only smoking salmon from Irish waters. The organically farmed salmon comes from the west coast of Ireland, while the wild salmon is being hand-caught by small outfits in the rivers of the south and south-west of Ireland.

  • exclusive use Irish raw materials which are sustainably grown/caught
  • unique smoking process (kilns developed by Peter Curtin)
  • handcrafted smoking and production process
  • All products are kosher certified
  • Cold and hot smoked salmon. The hot smoked salmon has a unique flavour due to turf used in the smoking process.
  • Unique marinades
  • Mixed fish platters




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