What a delicious combination: smoked salmon and chive pancakes! This dish is part of Irish cook Kevin Dundon's dinner menu for St Patrick's Day that I was delighted to find just recently in the March 2005 edition of the BBC Good Food magazine. And I certainly won't be waiting for St Patrick's Day 2006 before I try it. He describes this as a 'prepare ahead starter': the pancakes are served at room temperature. One detail in this recipe, I suppose incidental, that really intrigued me was that he doesn't use commercial spray-on oil. A reminder that there really are alternatives to so many of the products that the advertisers try to foist upon us. He suggests a simple alternative, one I opted for years ago after reading that commercial spray-on oils contain carcinogenics. But I have rarely seen recipes that suggest this. I have already posted the side dish to Kevin Dundon's St Patrick's Day menu: his scrumptiously creamy Colcannon. Next I shall be posting the main course dish: Guinness & Honey Glazed Pork. All the courses in his St Patrick's Day - or ANY day - menu sound just SO delicious!