📋 Blini Russian Pancake with Salmon
Blinis are usually served with seafood or caviar, our favourite is smoked salmon and aioli. They are delicious also with shrimps, crab meat, smoked mackerel. To season it you can use sour cream, mayonnaise, aioli or salsa tartar. You can make regular size or bite-size for large dinner parties
Servings 8 people
Calories 367 kcal
Make the blinis Blend all the ingredients for the pancakes with an electrical blender. 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 fresh eggs, 2 tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 pinch salt Put a heavy-based frying pan or an iron griddle over high/medium heat and wait until it is warm before cooking the pancakes Pour the oil or butter into a small cup and with the use of a brush grease lightly the pan 2 tbsp light oil for griddle
Pour the batter over the hot griddle making pancakes 10 or 5 cm in diameter depending on your needs.
Once you see bubbles appearing through the batter, turn the pancakes on the other side.
When the pancakes are done and you removed them from the pan, brush the pan with oil again before pouring more pancakes to cook Make the Aioli
All ingredients should be at room temperature
In a bowl whisk the egg with salt, pepper and the mustard.
1 egg yolk, 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Very slowly add the vegetable oil, in a thin but continuous flow.
2/3 cup vegetable oil Add the lemon juice or the vinegar with the garlic at the end
2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar, 1 clove peeled garlic cloves, salt & pepper
Keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days
Assemble the Blinis Arrange all the blinis on a serving tray First, lay a slice of salmon then add a tsp of aioli 7 oz smoked salmon Add a swirl of lemon zest or capers on top 1 lemon zest
Before you start making the blinis, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature
Make smaller blinis if you want to serve them at a buffet
Before you cook the blinis, make sure the griddle is nicely hot
If you want to make Aioli with store-bought mayonnaise, just mix it with 1 or 2 minced garlic clove.
Calories: 367 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 28 g | Saturated Fat: 18 g | Cholesterol: 62 mg | Sodium: 257 mg | Potassium: 132 mg | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 235 IU | Vitamin C: 1.6 mg | Calcium: 58 mg | Iron: 1.5 mg