Recipe courtesy of Gravetye Manor

Crepes Fruits de Mer

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 3/4 cups white sauce

1/2 cup dry white wine, warmed

3/4 cup seasoned flour

1 1/2 pounds flounder or sole, filleted and skinned and cut into 2 by 1-inch fingers

1/4 cup clarified butter

1 small crayfish (lobster) cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

12 oysters, halved

1/4 cup brandy, warmed

1 cup shrimp, peeled

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

Lemon juice to taste and 2 lemons for garnish

Pinch cayenne pepper

4 pancakes (10 inches in diameter)

2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

Parsley, finely chopped for garnish


  1. Heat white sauce and add wine. Flour flounder and shake off excess flour. Heat butter in large pan, add floured fish, then add crayfish, tomatoes and oysters. Toss gently in the butter, move foods to one side of pan, pour over warmed brandy and light. Stir seafood into flames. Pour over 1 1/2 cups of sauce to douse flames. Add shrimp. In separate pan add some clarified butter and toss mushrooms with lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne. Add the seafood. Lay pancakes on warmed serving dish, place a large tablespoonful of mixture into the center. Fold over either side and turn whole filled pancake upside down. Continue in this manner until all pancakes are filled. Add 1 tablespoon of the cheese to the remaining sauce, spoon sauce over pancakes, dust surface with remaining cheese and place under grill to brown. Serve dusted with cayenne pepper and finely chopped parsley. Serve accompanied by lemon wedges.