Serve these bundles of love (and caviar) on Valentine’s

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Serve these bundles of love (and caviar) on Valentine’s

“Beggar’s purses” of smoked salmon and caviar can be tied in bundles or rolled like cigars.
Smoked Salmon and Caviar Bundles

Notes: If the idea of bundling crêpes into a purse filled with salmon and caviar seems daunting, you also can prepare these as rolled “cigars.” Simply add the fillings to each crêpe as directed, arranging them in a line down the center. Starting on one side, roll the crêpe and fillings up, then tie across the center with a chive.
Start to finish: 1½ hours (30 minutes active)
Yield: Makes 8 bundles
Ingredients:
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons 1 percent milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
¼ cup buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Hefty pinch of sugar
8 fresh chives
2 ounces smoked salmon, cut into thin strips
1 ounce black American caviar or salmon roe
¼ cup low-fat sour cream or non-fat plain Greek yogurt
Zest of 1 lemon
Method:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and 2½ teaspoons of the oil. Add the buckwheat and all-purpose flours, a pinch of salt, several grinds of pepper and the sugar. Beat just until combined. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
In a small saucepan, bring several inches of water to a boil. Add the chives and cook for 10 seconds, or until just wilted. Transfer them to a bowl of ice water to cool, then pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
Brush a medium nonstick skillet with a bit of the remaining oil, then heat the pan over medium-high until hot. Add 1/8 cup of the batter, then quickly lift and tip the pan to spread the batter evenly in a wide, thin circle. Let cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until the batter has set. Flip and cook on the second side for about 30 seconds. Transfer the crêpe to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining oil and batter to create 8 crêpes.
Working with one crêpe at a time, in the center of each crêpe, place an eighth of the salmon, 1 teaspoon of the caviar, a heaping teaspoon of the sour cream, and a sprinkle of the lemon zest. Fold the edges up over the fillings to create a bundle, then carefully tie it closed with one of the chives. Repeat with the remaining crêpes and serve right away.
Nutrition information per bundle: 100 calories; 50 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 50 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 5 g protein; 150 mg sodium.

Serve these bundles of love (and caviar) on Valentine’s

“Beggar’s purses” of smoked salmon and caviar can be tied in bundles or rolled like cigars.
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