Shellfish Stuffed Pancakes
From: Gisele, Aylmer, Quebec, Canada
Comments: If you do not want pancakes to stick together until ready to serve, simply layer al foil between each pancake and keep them warm into a preheated 100F [38C] oven.
Servings: 4 [12 pancakes]
IngredientsPreparation
Salted Pancakes
  • 1 cup [140 g] all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup [250 mL] buckwheat flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups [500 mL] water
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] salt
  • 2 teaspoons [10 mL] baking soda
Stock
  • 4 cups [1 L] water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 onion
Filling
  • 1/2 pound [227 g] monkfish dices
  • 1/2 pound [227 g] pike dices
  • 1/3 pound [150 g] tiny scallops
  • 1/2 pound [227 g] tiny shrimps
  • 4 cups [1 L] mussels, in shells
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 cup [250 mL] water
White Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons [30 g] butter
  • 2 tablespoons [17.5 g] flour
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] stock
  • 2 teaspoons [10 mL] chopped parsley
Salted Pancakes
  • Mix together all-purpose and buckwheat flours.
  • Make a well in the center; break in eggs.
  • Stir, pouring in a little water, all of the salt and baking soda.
  • Pour in remaining water, stirring briskly for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
  • Oil a frypan; heat over medium heat.
  • Pour in a little batter; brown.
  • Flip pancake over; brown on other side.
  • Remove pancake from frypan.
  • Cook remaining batter.
Stock
  • Bring water, bay leaf and onion to a boil.
  • Boil for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Strain; reserve hot.
Filling
  • Simmer monkfish dices into hot stock for a few minutes; add pike dices.
  • Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes more, add scallops and shrimps; remove from heat.
  • Into a clean saucepan, simmer together mussels, bay leaf, minced onion and water, until shells open-up.
  • Remove mussels from shells; add to filling mixture.
  • Reserve.
White Sauce
  • Melt butter into a saucepan; immediately mix in flour.
  • Pour in stock, whipping until thickened.
  • Mix in chopped parsley.
  • Delicately mix in reserved filling mixture.
To serve
  • Evenly spoon white sauce mixture into the center of pancakes.
  • Fold two sides over and serve.