Smoked Mackerel Stuffed Blinis [microwave + stove]
From: Jean-Claude B., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Comments: 700 watts oven
Waiting time: none
Cooking: microwave + stove
Blinis are small, very thick, yeast Russian pancakes, served with sour cream and smoked fish or fish eggs.
Servings: 4
IngredientsPreparation
  • 1 cup [140 g] all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] salt
  • 1 cup [250 mL] buckwheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup [310 mL] milk
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] super fine sugar [semolina sugar]
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 ounces [113 g] butter
  • Oil
Filling
  • 6 ounces [170 g] smoked mackerel, skin removed and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] lemon juice
  • 5/8 cup [160 mL] sour cream
  • Pepper
  • 3 ounces [85 g] butter
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] chopped chives
  • Into a large bowl, mix together all-purpose flour and salt; into a separate bowl, sift buckwheat flour and reserve.
  • Into a 5-cup [1.25 L] microwave-safe dish, microwave milk for 2 minutes, on 'MAXIMUM'.
  • Mix together yeast and fine sugar; mix in 2 tablespoons [30 mL] warmed milk, until dissolved.
  • Make a well in the center of all-purpose flour mixture; pour in yeast mixture.
  • Mix together flour mixture, remaining milk and yeast mixture, until smooth.
  • Cover; leave to rest for 30 minutes into a warm environment.
  • Mix in buckwheat flour and enough milk to get a liquid batter.
  • Mix in egg yolk.
  • Melt butter, covered, into a microwave-safe bowl, for 45 to 60 seconds; mix into batter.
  • Whip egg white until stiff; delicately fold into batter.
  • Cover; leave to rest for 30 to 45 minutes, into a warm environment.
  • Heat a little oil in a 7-inch [18-cm] frypan, over high heat.
  • Pour in 3 tablespoons [45 mL] batter, quickly move frypan to evenly spread batter.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, over medium heat, until tiny bubbles appear on top.
  • Flip pancake over; cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until lightly browned.
  • Slip pancake onto a plate; keep warm.
  • Repeat with remaining batter; keep warm.
Filling
  • Mix together crumbled smoked mackerel, lemon juice and sour cream.
  • Microwave mixture for 2 to 3 minutes on 'MEDIUM-MAXIMUM'.
  • Generously sprinkle with pepper; reserve.
  • Melt butter, covered for 1 to 1 1/4 minutes on 'MAXIMUM'.
  • Coat pancakes with melted butter; garnish with reserved smoked fish mixture.
  • Serve, sprinkled with chopped parsley and chives.