Blinis with caviar



The Blinis with Caviar appetizer is a sophisticated finger food that will add an elegant and luxurious touch to your festive gatherings. Creating homemade blinis is straightforward and quick. Once prepared, they offer versatility in filling choices: for this occasion, we have selected caviar, a luxurious and refined ingredient, ideal for elevating any festive gathering, whether it's a casual get-together or a formal sit-down meal. The rich, buttery texture of black caviar is wonderfully paired here with pan-sautéed shrimp and a delightful lime-infused avocado cream, creating a dish that beautifully melds fresh and creamy flavors. The caviar elevates the ensemble, adding a savory depth and a classic sea-inspired taste. These Blinis with Caviar are a perfect choice for those looking to impress with a gourmet touch at any festive occasion.

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For the blinis
All-purpose flour ⅔ cup (80 g)
Instant yeast for salted preparations 1 tsp (5 g)
Eggs 1
Whole milk ⅓ cup (100 g) - + 1 tbsp
Fresh liquid cream 3 ½ tbsp (50 g)
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
to garnish
Avocado ⅓ cup (320 g) - mashed
Caviar 3 ½ tbsp (50 g)
Lime peel 1 - zest
Lime juice ½
Thyme to taste
Shrimps 20
Garlic 2 cloves
Pomegranate to taste

How to prepare Blinis with caviar

To prepare the Blinis with Caviar, first start with the blini batter. Separate the yolk from the egg white 1. In a bowl, beat the egg whites with a whisk 2 until they form stiff peaks 3, then set them aside.

Now, using the same electric mixer, beat the yolk with the milk 4 and the cream 5. Gradually add the flour 6 and continue to mix.

Combine the previously sifted yeast 7, blending it into the rest with a whisk. Then add salt 8. Now gently fold in the beaten egg whites, a little at a time, being very careful not to deflate them, mixing with a spatula from the bottom up 9.

Once you achieve a smooth mixture 10, proceed to cooking. Lightly grease a non-stick pan with a bit of butter 11. Pour a small ladleful of batter for each blini 12.

Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes 13, then flip to the other side and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes 14 until golden brown 15.

Store the ready-made blinis on a serving platter 16. Now, move on to the filling: season the shrimp with salt, oil, pepper 17, and the lime zest 18. Set aside.

Now cut the avocado in half, remove the pit 19, and with a spoon scoop out the flesh into a bowl 20. Squeeze the juice of half a lime 20 and mash with a fork. Season with salt 21.

In a pan, pour a drizzle of oil, the garlic, and some sprigs of thyme. Add the shrimp 22 and sauté them over high heat for 2-3 minutes. Assemble the blinis: fill them with the avocado cream 24. 

Place the shrimp 25 and caviar 26 on top, complete with a few pomegranate seeds and thyme leaves. The caviar blinis are ready to be enjoyed 27.

How to store

We recommend consuming the caviar blinis immediately.

You can prepare the blinis in advance and fill them just before serving.


You can vary the filling cream by using spreadable fresh cheese as an alternative to the avocado cream.