August 16, 2022

Recipe: Crab Blinis

A deliciously quick and easy starter or canape

Crab Blinis  ( makes about 12 blinis)


250g white crab meat

100g brown crab meat (or just use white crab meat if you prefer but increase the horseradish and Tabasco to increase the flavours)

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp horseradish cream

4 x sundried tomatoes finely chopped

Half a red chilli finely chopped without seeds

Smoked paprika

Dash of Tabasco – or more to taste

Chopped dill

Ground black pepper

Half a dozen quail eggs to garnish (optional)


Cook, peel and halve the quail's eggs and put to one side .

Place all the ingredients except the dill and eggs in a blender.  Mix very briefly to combine all the ingredients together but still keeping the texture of the mix. Alternatively, mix everything together thoroughly in a bowl, to a pate texture.

Season to taste and then add the freshly chopped dill and more squeezed lemon if required .

Warm the blinis in the oven, then assemble the blinis with the crab mix, topped with half a quail's egg and a sprig of dill and some freshly ground black pepper.


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We've been busy cooking and hand-picking our delicious crab meat, brought to us by local fishing boats, which is available for local collection to enjoy at home. Take a look at our Recipes section for serving suggestions!

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