Smoky fish pancake parcels

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Savoury pancake
Savoury pancake
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe These flavoursome packed pancakes are easy to make and are filled with smoked haddock, leeks, cream cheese and a handful of capers. They only take 15 mins to cook and are topped with sprigs of parsley for a fresh finish. Using our basic pancake recipe, these savoury treats are ideal as a lunch time snack or Pancake Day favourite. Serving 4 people, each pancake contains 495 calories and 24g of fat. Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.


  • 8 basic pancakes
  • 1 large leek
  • 30g butter
  • 500g smoked haddock pieces
  • 200g tub of extra-light cream cheese
  • 1tbsp rinsed capers
  • 4tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 60g mixed fresh grated mature Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses

You could try this recipe with chicken instead


  1. To make the fish filling: Trim and slice 1 large leek and sauté it gently in about 30g butter for a couple of mins. Stir, then put about 500g smoked haddock pieces on top.
  2. Cover and cook gently for 5-6 mins, until just cooked.
  3. Soften a 200g tub of extra-light cream cheese in a bowl, add 1 rounded tbsp rinsed capers and 4 tbsps fresh chopped parsley. Season with black pepper. Add the leeks and skinned, boned fish, and the buttery juices. Mix in gently.
  4. Divide the mixture between eight 20cm warm basic pancakes. Fold in the sides to make parcels. Pack in a lightly buttered flameproof dish or baking tray. Sprinkle with about 60g mixed fresh grated mature Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and put under a low grill until warmed through and the cheese melts and browns. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
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  • Calories 495(kcal)
  • Fat 24.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This recipe is delicious & so quick & easy to make, especially if you make the pancakes ahead of time (I made them that morning and kept them in a ziplock bag in the fridge). My kids don't like onions of any kind so I swapped the leeks for spinach sautéed in a little bit of butter & lemon juice.

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