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Curtis Stone's corn blinis with prawns and romesco sauce

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A blini recipe is always a crowd favourite. Served with a rich romesco sauce and fresh prawns, corn blinis have never been so tasty.

  • Makes16
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes
Corn blinis with prawns and romesco sauce


  • 1/2 cup (80g) corn kernels
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg yolk, lightly whisked
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk
  • 3/4 cup (110g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 15g butter
  • 8 Coles Thawed Australian MSC Raw Banana Prawns (from the deli), peeled, deveined, halved lengthways
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 2 tbs thinly sliced chives

Romesco sauce

  • 150g semi-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 tbs sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove

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  1. Step 1

    To make the romesco sauce, in a blender, place the tomatoes, oil, almonds, vinegar, garlic and 1/4 cup (60ml) water. Blend until almost smooth, stopping the blender and scraping down the sides, if needed. Season.
  2. Step 2

    In a clean blender, place the corn, egg and milk and blend until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Add the corn mixture and whisk until almost smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Heat half the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Spoon eight 1-tbs portions of the corn mixture into the pan and cook for 2 mins each side or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining corn mixture.
  4. Step 4

    Heat the extra virgin olive oil and butter in a clean heavy-based frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the prawns, garlic and paprika. Season. Cook, stirring often, for 3-4 mins or until the prawns curl and change colour. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon zest and 1 tbs lemon juice.
  5. Step 5

    Spread some romesco sauce over the centre of each corn blini. Top with prawn and place on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chives to serve.