In support of Small Business Saturday, I recently made about 48 chocolate- and caramel- sauced crêpes for a demo at a great local gourmet food shop. I ended up with some leftover batter, and I thought: Enough with the dessert crêpes! Let’s do something savory. So, with my extra batter, I made an old favorite: Appetizer Crêpes with Smoked Salmon and Herbs.
I first came up with the recipe when e-How asked me to develop a recipe for Smoked Salmon Crêpes and present it in a video. The video itself wasn’t my finest hour—but crêpes with smoked salmon have become a favorite. They make terrific appetizer crêpes for the holidays—flag this recipe for the festivities ahead.
Note: I prefer using hard-smoked salmon (also known as hot-smoked salmon), which often comes from the Pacific Northwest. This is different than lox-style salmon. If you’re having trouble finding hard-smoked salmon, here’s a source on Amazon.*
- 8 ounces of light cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 4 ounces hot-smoked salmon, flaked (you can also use lox-style salmon, if you wish)
- 4 6- to 8-inch crêpes
- Beat it with an electric mixer to soften it.
- Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer to soften it.
- Fold in the parsley, chives, lemon juice, dill weed, salt, and pepper. Gently fold in 4 ounces flaked hard-smoked salmon. Stir gently until it's evenly dispersed throughout.
- Spread ¼ cup of the mixture across the center of a crepe, making sure you go to the edge. Roll up the crêpe. Repeat with remaining crepes and salmon spread.
- Cut the crêpes in to 1-half-inch pieces and arrange them on a serving platter.
* You should be able to find hard-smoked salmon at a local gourmet shop or larger retailer like Costco or World Market. I’m giving this link simply to show you what to look for. Disclosure: Chez Bonne Femme is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Share