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Fasterchef - Watercress Crepes

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Watercress crepes with seafood and a white wine and dill reduction

By Jennifer Laing from Cresson Creative in Alresford

Watercress Crepes

Watercress Crepes

  • 250g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 bunches of washed watercress
  • 400mls milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g fresh salmon fillet cut into cubes
  • 200g shelled raw prawns
  • olive oil
  • 50ml dry white wine/noilly prat/ sherry
  • 50ml double cream
  • 50g smoked trout
  • Lemon zest
Jennifer Laing from Cresson Creative in Alresford

Jennifer Laing from Cresson Creative


  • Place watercress and milk in liquidiser and process briefly.
  • Add flour, eggs and salt to jug and process until a batter is produced.
  • Cook in a crepe pan using a small ladle. Cook one side and then flip over and cook other side for a few seconds each.
  • Layer with greaseproof paper between each crepe (can be frozen)
  • Keep crepes warm after cooking.
  • In a frying pan put a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to heat, when smoking, add the salmon and prawns.
  • Cook until just cooked and turn out into a bowl.
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine.
  • Add the cream and reduce again until correct consistency.
  • Add fish back into pan with trout lemon zest and seasoning to heat up.
  • Spoon fish onto crepe and finish with sauce, roll up.
  • Serve with tomato and salad leaves.


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