A Cocktail Favourite – Corn Blinis and Smoked Salmon

Ruth has worked for me for the past 5 years. We have cooked many meals together but this is one of my favourite Ruth recipes that is an easy-to-make, easy-to-impress appetizer or hors d’oeuvres; depending on how you choose to serve it.

It is also one of those “oops I need to make something quick, what do I have in my freezer and cupboard?” recipe. I always have a can of creamed corn in my cupboard, as well as frozen corn in my freezer. If you do not have fresh coriander, parsley will do. The smoked salmon could be a stretch but that can also be substituted with a piece of twisted ham and arugula or a chopped up caprese (tomato and mozzarella) salad. Your choices are endless.


Ingredients for the corn blinis

[b]Corn Blinis with Smoked Salmon[/b]
Author: MaryR
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Serves: 6
[i]I always have corn blinis in my freezer ready to feed an unexpected guest.[/i]
  • [br][b]Blinis:[/b]
  • 15oz (430gm)cream style corn (1 can)
  • 1cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander[br][b]Topping:[/b]
  • 7 oz (200gm)smoked salmon
  • 1tsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup crème fraiche
  • rocket for garnish
  • cracked pepper
  1. [br][b]Blinis:[/b]
  2. Mix together corn (both types) with beaten egg.
  3. Sift in flour, baking powder, salt and paprika.
  4. Gently mix together dry and wet ingredients
  5. Add milk and continue stirring.
  6. Add coriander and check seasoning.
  7. Brush a light coating of vegetable oil in pan to prevent sticking.
  8. Pour less than a tablespoon to make cocktail blini and ¼ cup for large blini.
  9. Once bubbles begin to appear on blinis, flip and finish cooking them. They should be light brown in colour[br][b]Assembly:[/b]
  10. Top with lemon flavoured crème fraiche, smoked trout or salmon and a little rocket. A squeeze of lemon and cracked pepper to finish it off.
If using fresh corn, put 1/2 cup in a blender and process until smooth to replace the creamed corn.


Making the corn blinis


Blini presentation

Salmon blinis

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