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Pancake Day 2023 - Creamy smoked haddock and prawn pancakes

These quick and easy savoury seafood pancakes have a creamy haddock and prawn filling. They’re great for dinner – especially on Pancake Day.

Here's a recipe for delicious Creamy smoked haddock and prawn pancakes. Give it a go and let us know.


Serves 3-4

For the pancakes

  • 125g plain flour

  • 1 medium egg, beaten

  • 275ml-300ml semi-skimmed milk

  • Vegetable or sunflower oil, for frying

For the filling

  • 25g unsalted butter

  • 30g plain flour

  • 200ml whole milk

  • splash of double cream

  • 300g smoked haddock fillet

  • a knob of butter

  • 200g cooked peeled prawns

  • squeeze of lemon juice

  • dollop of Dijon mustard

  • handful of chopped fresh dill


  1. Make the basic pancake recipe. Set six pancakes aside and keep warm.

  2. Melt the butter in a pan, then stir in the plain flour and cook for 2 minutes. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring continuously, until it forms a thick sauce. Season, then add a splash of double cream and set aside.

  3. Put the haddock, skin-side down, in a pan with a knob of butter and cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn and cook for 1 minute, then remove. Flake the fish with a fork, then fold into the sauce with the prawns, lemon juice, dijon mustard and fresh dill. Spoon into 6 pancakes, then roll up and serve.


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