Too be honest, I am not sure if Blinis is the correct term for these!
But I don’t know what else to call them, and they do resemble a savoury blini. However, there is no flour in them. The recipe is very simple and has only 3 main ingredients: courgette, smoked salmon and egg! I am not quite sure of the exact quantities, I sort of mix and see, but it is roughly this:
Grate 1 medium courgette into a sieve/colander and sprinkle with some salt. Let stand for few minutes, meanwhile cut about 50-75 gram of smoked salmon in tiny pieces.
Squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the grated courgette. I find that the easiest way to do this is to literally take a handful of the courgette and squeeze and squeeze and squeeze. It is surprising how much liquid comes out (and a good exercise for your arm muscles 🙂 as well).
In a large bowl beat the egg, add the smoked salmon and courgette and mix all together. Add a bit of pepper if you want but limit any additional salt as the courgette has been salted already and smoked salmon is salty as well.
Oil a non stick frying pan very lightly and add the mixture in small blini size portions (about 1,5 tablespoon) to the pan. Press the mixture carefully down so it is even, and pan fry at medium heat on both sizes for about 3 minutes each side.
I sometimes serve these as a starter and add a yoghurt/mint dip to it, but as you can see they are great for a lunch as well! I have added the mangetout between the courgette salmon blinis to avoid them sticking together. There is also some mini corn, some Korean egg roll and a clementine.