Honfleur Autumn Salad

Our holiday to Honfleur was bursting with blog inspiration! From the architecture, to the beautiful boutique bed and breakfast where we stayed, to the food. Oh, the food! 

One of the most delicious things we ate was a salad (yes I know a salad!!!) at the Bistro des Artistes. But this was a salad with a difference. One woman doing it all, and one dog saying hello every time she ran upstairs, who then got shooed in French back to his bed!

We couldn't have loved it more. 

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It was described as salmon blinis but what came out was the most thick and bouncy pancakes with ripped smoked salmon scattered around a bed of salad leaves.

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So today is a very belated shrove tuesday on the blog! Only joking, here is my version of the Summer salad ready for Autumn days. A simple lunch that is filling and only a little bit naughty, depending on how many pancakes you rip up!  

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For the pancakes (Makes 6): 

  • 220g/8oz plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint milk
  • Olive oil

For the salad: 

  • I used a mixed living salad and snipped off the top leaves
  • Sliced radish
  • Smoked salmon - ripped into thin pieces
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Sieve your flour into a bowl from a height and make a well in the centre. Crack your eggs into the well and whisk. Add your milk and whisk until smooth. Leave for 20 minutes or so.

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and add a ladle of pancake mix. As the mix begins to set and your pancake forms, add a little more mix to add height to your pancake. 

Turn after approximately 5 minutes until golden. 

Leave to cool until you can touch them and rip at random.  

Layer your plate with salad leaves, salmon, pancakes, sliced radishes and squeeze a little lemon and lime juice over the top. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

I served mine with a little chilli mayonnaise on the side. 

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I felt completely inspired by the town of Honfleur, I still have a couple of posts to share, including the wonderful Saturday market. Until next time... 

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