Blini with Smoked Salmon

House Cleaning Service, Memphis - Blini with Smoked Salmon

House Cleaning Service, Memphis - Blini with Smoked SalmonRECIPE COURTESY OF INA GARTEN
To all you foodies, who happen to love spring recipes, this is a great one. Ina is so fabulous in making elegant yet tasteful foods that I wanted to share a crowd pleaser. I served these at a clean and pink spring party, they didn’t last long. Thanks INA!

1/3 cup buckwheat flour
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 extra-large egg
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, clarified, divided
1/2-pound smoked salmon, thinly sliced
1/4 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
Fresh dill sprig, for garnish

1. Combine both flours, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and 1 tablespoon of the clarified butter, then whisk into the flour mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon of the clarified butter in a medium saute pan and drop the batter into the hot skillet, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cook over medium-low heat until bubbles form on the top side of the blini, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 more minute, or until brown. Repeat with the remaining batter. (I clean the hot pan with a dry paper towel between batches.) Set aside.

2. To serve, top the blini with a piece of smoked salmon. Add a dollop of creme fraiche and a sprig of dill.

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