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Blini Russian Pancake with Salmon

📋 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
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword blinis with smoked salmon, pancakes with smoked salmon, savoury pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 367kcal


For the blinis

For the aioli


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
    homemade mayonnaise in a bowl eggs in a corner
  • In a bowl whisk the egg with salt, pepper and the mustard. 
    1 egg yolk, 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    mix the eggs with the oil
  • Very slowly add the vegetable oil, in a thin but continuous flow.
    2/3 cup vegetable oil
    mix the eggs
  • 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
    Homemade mayonnaise
  • Keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days
    homemade mayonnaise on a spoon

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: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.5mg