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Cornmeal Blini Appetizers

Is everyone ready to welcome the New Year?

It seems to me that the clock is ticking  faster and faster every year.

If you are hosting a party this year, how about try some of these?

These are bite sized appetizer also known as amuse-bouche. It’s perfect for any cocktail party with friends or family or when you’re home alone and feeling particularly fancy.


If you love eating sushi with it’s fresh and delicate flavors then you will definitely love this take.

The base is made of cornmeal blinis. Then topped it with pickled ginger (gari) sour cream, thin slices of salmon sashimi and caviar.

Cornmeal Blini Bites  adapted from The Foodnetwork’s website

1 8.5-ounce box corn muffin mix
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup melted butter
salt pepper

butter or olive oil, for shallow frying

1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper
2 tbs chopped pickled ginger (gari)

Fresh salmon sashimi and caviar

Whisk the muffin mix, milk, egg, butter and salt and pepper together until smooth.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 inch of oil or butter to the pan and heat until shimmering. Working in batches, drop teaspoons of batter into the oil to make small pancakes, about 1 1/2 inches or smaller about 1 inch wide. Cook until bubbles appear on the tops and the bottoms are golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and finish cooking, about 1 more minute.

Top each blini with the sour cream and ginger mixture and then finish it with  thin slices of fresh salmon sashimi and caviar.


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