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Smoked Irish Salmon with Chive Pancakes

This elegant Irish appetizer features Wild Irish Smoked Salmon and Chive pancakes...the perfect start to your St. Patty's Day meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine General
Servings 2 Served
Calories 166 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 Cups Mixed lettuce leaves
  • 6 Oz. Smoked salmon (see my notes)
  • 1 Lemon, cut in half – one half thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Wholegrain mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh chives, chopped for garnish


  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup Wondra flour
  • 1/2 Cup 2% milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Chives, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  • Make the dressing by whisking the olive oil into the wholegrain mustard in a measuring cup until emulsified. Add the juice of half the lemon and season with salt and pepper to taste and then set aside.
  • To make the pancake batter, mix together the eggs, flour, milk and chopped chives until smooth. Season with pepper and salt and put to the side.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Pour about 1/3 cup of the pancake batter into the pan and swirl to cover the bottom of the skillet. This is a very thin pancake so tilt the pan to cover the bottom. Cook for about 1 min, then flip and cook for thirty more seconds until done. Place on a on a plate until you’ve made all the pancakes.  You will get two – four pancakes out of the batter.  One pancake is a perfect serving but no one ever complains about two!!!
  • You are now ready to assemble your appetizer. Arrange the lettuce leaves on one side of the plate. Fold each pancake into quarters and place one or two pancakes next to the lettuce.  Top the pancakes with some of the cut chives and a slice of the lemon. Then top that with the smoked salmon. Drizzle the mustard dressing over the salmon, pancakes and lettuce leaves and serve.


Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 455mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 153IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, healthier choice, Irish, seafood, starter
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