Russian Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Caviar
In the normal scheme of things, cheats don’t do canapés. Far too fiddly and fussy. However, now you can buy cocktail blinis (bite-sized buckwheat pancakes), all this actually involves is a quick assembly job. That said, though, they really do look and taste the business if you want to have friends in for festive drinks.
|2 x 135 g packets cocktail blinis (32 in total)|
|3 oz (75 g) sliced smoked salmon (with the brown bits removed)|
|1 x 55 g tub Avruga (smoked herring roe) or the real McCoy, caviar, if you’re flush!|
|4 oz (110 g) crème fraîche|
|1 x 20 g packet of fresh dill, torn into 32 sprigs|
|Oven temperatures and Conversions|
|Click here for information|
|There is no list of equipment specified for this recipe.|
First, preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 400ºF, 200ºC. Arrange the blinis on 2 baking trays and pop them in the oven on a high shelf for 4 minutes – this somehow seems to liven them up. Then let them cool while you cut the salmon into 16 even-sized pieces. Now put about 1⁄2 teaspoon of the crème fraîche on to 16 of the cooled blinis, then take the pieces of salmon and fold them loosely, to create some height, and place one on each of the crème fraîche-topped blinis.
Now place 1⁄2 teaspoon of the crème fraîche on each of the rest of the blinis, followed by 1 teaspoon of the Avruga. Finally, garnish each one with a tiny sprig of dill. The canapés can be made 2 hours in advance if you keep them in a lidded container in the fridge. But don’t use clingfilm, as it squashes them. Remove them from the fridge 30 minutes before serving.
Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
Copyright © 2009 Delia Smith/New Crane Internet Limited, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
No recipes relate to this.
Most Popular recipes
- Sausage Rolls
- Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Rare Beef and Horseradish and Mustard Crème Fraîche Sauce
- Vegetarian 'Sausage Rolls'
Win a £200 supermarket voucher courtesy of Rapeseed Oil Benefits!
Meat Free Monday
Win one of ten pairs of tickets to see Taken At Midnight. Enter now!
27 Jan 2015 18:25
27 Jan 2015 14:27
|Food and travel||
02 Jan 2015 21:21
Hoping to make marmalade tomorrow
23 Jan 2015 19:56
|Can Anyone Help?||
Cake release spray
27 Jan 2015 16:44
One is fun
02 Jan 2015 20:56
24 Jan 2015 06:48
25 Jan 2015 15:50