Recipe courtesy of Sarah Sharratt

Caviar with Creme-Fraiche Blini

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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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 15 blini
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  1. Peel the lemon with a vegetable peeler, being careful not to cut into the white pith. Slice into thin strips.
  2. 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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