Caviar is a special ingredient, one to be paired with other flavors that will enhance it, not smother it. While many die-hard caviar lovers need just a tin of caviar and a mother-of-pearl spoon, I find that is a bit too hardcore for most. A moderate portion, delicately placed on a small blini, is more my speed. I think you will find that the aroma and flavor of the lemon in this recipe really lights up the saltiness of the caviar. The blini and creme fraiche make a beautiful pillow for these flavors. I think you will find that the citrus aroma and flavor of the lemon in this recipe really lights up the saltiness of the caviar. The blini and crème fraiche make a beautiful pillow for these flavors to be enjoyed on.
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Sharratt
Show: UpRooted
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Caviar with Creme-Fraiche Blini
Total:
20 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
15 blini
Level:
Easy
Total:
20 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
15 blini
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche or sour cream 
  • 15 small blini or unsalted water crackers 
  • One 1.7-ounce (50-gram) container good-quality caviar 

Directions

Peel the lemon with a vegetable peeler, being careful not to cut into the white pith. Slice into thin strips.

Spoon a dollop of creme fraiche onto each blini. Top with a small spoonful of the caviar and a sliver of lemon peel. Arrange on a platter and serve immediately.

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