Gluten Free Blinis with Cured Ocean Trout

Light, fluffy and packed with good-for-you nutrition, these Teff-based blinis topped with cured ocean trout are perfect for entertaining or a light meal for two that will make eating at home feel like dining at a fancy restaurant.

Serve them with a dollop of sour cream, ribbons crunchy cucumber and fresh herbs like dill and chives for a touch of freshness. 

Teff is incredibly good for you, full of essential minerals and vitamins and naturally free from gluten. Plus, teff allows for a delicious nutty taste you just can’t get from regular old wheat flour.



Cured Ocean Trout:

  • 1kg Ocean Trout Fillet
  • 200g Rock Salt
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • 1 Orange Zest
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Dill
  • 2 tbsp Fennel Seeds


  1. Combine all batter ingredients together and mix with a sticky blender.
  2. Place the batter in a squeezable plastic bottle and on a large medium hot pan with butter, squeeze a round portion of batter onto pan and cook for approx. 30 seconds on each side.
  3. Place trout in a tray, mix ingredients (salt, lemon/orange zest, dill and fennel seeds) together and cover on top of trout.
  4. Wrap all of this with cling wrap and place in the fridge to cure for 12 hours.
  5. Remove the salt and wash the trout in cold water, pat dry with paper towel.
  6. Remove the skin of the trout and slice thinly.
  7. Serve blini’s warm with sour cream, and top with fresh chives or dill.
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Bondi-based Teff Tribe offers teff seed and flour as well as a line of teff porridges, pastas and baking mixes that make it easy to incorporate this often overlooked supergrain into even the busiest lifestyle.

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