Caviar with Crème Fraiche Blini Recipe

Prep Time Cook Time Serves
10m 15 blinis

Caviar is a special ingredient and 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 hard core for most. A moderate portion delicately placed on a small blini is more my speed.

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.


  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup crème fraiche, or sour cream
  • 15 small appetizer size blinis, or unsalted water crackers
  • 1 (50 gram / 1.7 ounce) container good quality caviar


Using a vegetable peeler, peel the lemon, being careful not to cut into the white pith. Using a knife, julienne each peel into thin strips.

Spoon a dollop of crème fraiche onto each blini. Top with a small spoonful of caviar and a thin slice of lemon peel. Arrange blinis on a platter and serve immediately.

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