Green crepes with salmon filling and pine nuts
Made with Passata
Sweet and creamy, the classic Passata is the most convenient way to use tomatoes. It’s ideal for short cooking time recipes in which it maintains its bright red color. You only need to heat it up to give a creamy texture to your recipes with eggs, white meat or to prepare a quick sauce for your pasta. At the table, its sweetness and velvety texture will make everyone happy, even the youngest.
65 min (COOK TIME: 45 min / PREP TIME: 20 min)
For the bechamel
double zero 00 flour
fresh whole milk
For the crepes
fresh baby spinach
For the filling
knobs of butter
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Green crepes with salmon filling and pine nuts: Method
- Put the ricotta in a strainer and let all the water drain out; it has to be dry to be used for the filling.
For the bechamel
- heat the milk in a saucepan while melting the butter in another saucepan over a low heat. Turn off the heat under the saucepan with the butter and add 100g flour in one go, stirring with a whisk to avoid the formation of lumps. Return to a low heat and stir until it becomes golden.
- Flavour the milk with the nutmeg and add a pinch of salt.
- Pour a little hot milk to loosen the base then add the rest, stirring vigorously with the whisk. Cook over a low heat for 5-6 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Cover with cling film and set aside.
Prepare the batter for the crepes
- Beat the eggs with the milk and a pinch of salt. Add the baby spinach and beat with the milk, alternating with the flour. Flavour with the nutmeg. Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for about half an hour.
In the meantime, make the filling
- chop the onion and fry it in a pan with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil; when it begins to soften, add the salmon and cook for 2 minutes, breaking it up as you go. Pour in the passata and season with salt and pepper. Cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes.
- Pour the sauce into a large bowl and gradually add the ricotta, stirring well. Pour into a pastry bag and set aside.
Make the crepes
- grease a small frying pan or crepe pan with butter. Pour in a ladle of batter at a time, covering the entire surface.
- Cook the crepes for a few minutes on both sides then put on a plate.
- Cut the crepes into strips about 3 cm wide. Using the pastry bag, add the filling along the entire length and roll up. Continue until all the ingredients have been used up. Spread 4 or 5 tablespoons of bechamel on the bottom of a baking dish and gradually arrange the rolled crepes (with the rolled side up).
- Dot with butter and scatter with pine nuts. Bake in the oven at 180° for around 10/15 minutes.
- Serve with a few sprigs of fresh dill.