Looking for some simple ways to impress this Christmas?
Yes, the celebrations may be a little different this year, but you can still make the day extra special with the inclusion of some tasty treats such as these Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Blinis from one of our favourite local food writers, Anna Stanford of Anna’s Family Kitchen.
Not only do these little nibbles taste delicious (especially when accompanied by a chilled glass of fizz) but they’re also really simple to prepare, making them a double win as far as we’re concerned!
Anna says “These 5 minute canapés couldn’t be easier and are a lovely alternative to the traditional smoked salmon & creamed cheese version.” Sound good? Here’s what you need to know…
Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Blinis
Prep: 4 minutes
Cooking: 1 minute
Total: 5 minutes
16 shop bought blinis
Juice of a lemon
200g smoked mackerel fillets
2 tsp hot horseradish
1 tbsp Greek Yogurt (we used Tims Dairy Yogurt)
Lemon wedges to serve
Warm the blinis in the oven for 1 minute
Flake the fish off the skin picking out an bones.
Mix the fish with the horseradish, yogurt, lemon juice, chopped herbs and some seasoning and spoon onto the blinis.
Serve with lemon wedges.
Anna has several other Christmas Canape ideas on her website, including Duck & Watermelon Asian Pancakes and Sweet Potato & Spinach Samosas. Everything you need for a small, simple yet sophisticated celebration with your loved ones.
Happy Christmas everyone!