September 24, 2023


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Smoked Salmon Pasta Rosettes (rolls) – The Pasta Undertaking

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These divine baked smoked salmon pasta rosettes make an incredible dish to impress company. Based mostly on a standard pasta bake from Emilia-Romagna, this recipe requires lasagne sheets, stracchino (crescenza) cheese, smoked salmon (if attainable sockeye salmon), parsley, béchamel and grated Parmigiano. Excellent as a starter or predominant course.

Smoked salmon pasta rosettes (rolls).

Nidi di rodine.

Referred to as nidi di rodine (swallow’s nests) in Italian, baked pasta rosettes or roses are a kind of lasagna rolls initially from Emilia-Romagna. That is the area the place lasagne alla Bolognese comes from, in addition to different pasta classics like tortellini and tagliatelle. It’s additionally house to the manufacturing of Italy’s most well-known cheese Parmigiano Reggiano, and prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham).

Baked smoked salmon pasta rosettes (rolls).

There are a selection of variations of pasta rosettes in Emilia Romagna. It is dependent upon the place within the area you might be. Within the Romagna a part of the area, they name the unique dish ‘nidi di rodine alla Romagnola’ In Modena, there’s ‘rosette modenesi’ and in Piacenza, nidi di rodine piacentini!

Ingredients for smoked salmon rosettes with homemade pasta on wood work surface.
Collect your elements: eggs, flour, milk, butter, stracchino, salmon, parsley and Parmigiano.

Pasta rosettes are historically made with cooked ham and cheese. There are additionally vegetarian variations with spinach and typically mushrooms. This recipe replaces the ham with smoked salmon.

Flour, 4 eggs and salt in separate white bowls.
Step 1 Begin by making the pasta dough with flour, eggs and salt.

Is smoked salmon Italian?

Whereas salmon isn’t native to Italy, salmon and smoked salmon have grown enormously in recognition with Italians over the past 30 years or so. In actual fact, these days, there are a number of Italian firms producing smoked salmon. Nevertheless, the fish normally comes from Scotland or Norway or, within the case of sockeye salmon, the US. 

Soft wheat flour in white bowl with beaten eggs.
Step 2 Sift the flour right into a bowl, add salt and overwhelmed eggs.

Italians don’t usually eat smoked salmon on bread as is in style in different international locations. They like to eat it as an antipasto, in salad, in a frittata or in a flan.

Nevertheless, the preferred method to prepare dinner with smoked salmon is in pasta dishes. There are fairly just a few scrumptious pasta recipes with each contemporary and smoked salmon. This smoked salmon pasta rosettes is only one of many.

Flour and eggs being mixed together in a white bowl using a fork
Step 3 Combine the flour and eggs along with a fork.

If you happen to like smoked salmon pasta, you might also need to do this recipe for farfalle with smoked salmon and zucchini or this do-it-yourself smoked salmon cannelloni (manicotti).

The cheese in these smoked salmon pasta rosettes.

The cheese in Italian pasta rosettes can differ from good melting cheeses like Emmenthal and provolone to softer creamy cheese such because the stracchino (crescenza) on this smoked salmon model.

Flour and eggs mixed to form a dough in a white bowl.
Proceed mixing till you have got the starrt of a dough.

Some recipes name for mascarpone, ricotta or mozzarella. Though you should utilize any of those cheeses, I feel a smooth creamy cheese is best with the smoked salmon.

What’s stracchino (crescenza)?

Stracchino (stra-key-no) additionally referred to as quartirolo or crescenza, is a contemporary younger cheese with a smooth, creamy and buttery consistency. It has a gentle and delicate flavour. Stracchino is an Italian cow’s-milk cheese, conventional produced in quite a few Northern Italian areas reminiscent of Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, and Liguria.

A ball of dough inside a white bowl.
Step 4 Use your palms to carry flour and eggs to a tough dough that doesn’t persist with the edges of the bowl.

You will discover stracchino (crescenza) on the market in UK, Australia, and the USA. I don’t know if stracchino is imported into the US, however it’s actually made there. Test on-line for gross sales factors.

Rough dough ball on floured wood work surface.
Step 5 Flip the dough out onto a floured work floor and knead till smooth, elastic and pliable.

The pasta sheets.

Smoked salmon pasta rosettes could be made utilizing do-it-yourself pasta sheets, or dried or contemporary ready-made lasagne. Dried pasta sheets should be partly cooked after which cooled earlier than assembling the rolls.

Prepared -made store-bought contemporary lasagne sheets may have blanching in boiling water as these generally tend to crack when rolled. They’re by no means as smooth as do-it-yourself pasta.

Ready ball of dough for making smoked salmon pasta rosettes on floured wood work surface.
Step 6 When the dough is prepared, roll it right into a ball and wrap in clingfilm. Let the dough relaxation for half-hour.

We made the pasta ourselves. This additionally has the benefit of permitting you to make longer and wider sheets. Regular lasagne sheets are fairly small. If you’re utilizing commonplace measurement pasta sheets, it’s greatest to roll them ranging from one of many narrower sides. Every of those could be reduce into about 3 pasta roses.

A small jug of milk, a large pat of butter, nutmeg and a plastic measuring jug with flour on wood work surface.
Whereas the dough is resting make the béchamel. You have to butter, flour, milk and nutmeg

Making the pasta dough in your rosettes.

The pasta dough for this recipe is made the identical manner as lasagne pasta sheets for conventional lasagna, in addition to most different contemporary egg pasta noodles. You need to use the identical dough to make several types of ravioli or tortelli, tagliatelle and different pasta ribbons, and cannelloni (manicotti).

Melted butter in saucepan with flour on top.
Béchamel step 1 Soften butter in a saucepan and add the flour slightly at a time while stirring.

A basic Italian egg pasta dough has 100g (3.5oz) of sentimental wheat flour for each giant contemporary egg. Most recipes name for 400g (14oz) of flour, 4 eggs and a pinch of salt. This normally makes sufficient pasta to serve 4-6 folks, relying on the pasta form.

Some forms of pasta dough recipes embody olive oil, wine, water and even milk. The dough for smoked salmon pasta rosettes is simply flour, eggs, and salt.

A paste (roux) of flour and butter in saucepan.
Béchamel step 2 Preserve stirring the flour and butter till you have got a paste (roux).

You possibly can combine the flour, eggs and salt collectively the standard manner on a pastry board, or in a stand mixer (KitchenAid) or, as I love to do, in a bowl. I simply sift the flour right into a bowl, add the salt and eggs and begin mixing them along with a fork.

I then use my palms to carry the elements collectively till I’ve a dough that not sticks to the edges of the bowl.

Milk being poured into saucepan with flour and butter roux.
Béchamel step 3 Add milk to the roux slightly at a time while repeatedly stirring.

Then, I flip the dough out onto a floured worktop and knead it till it’s smooth, elastic and pliable. It’s very very similar to kneading bread dough. Then, it’s essential to roll the dough right into a ball, wrap it in clingfilm or a moist tea towel and let it relaxation for half-hour.

Ready béchamel in saucepan with grated nutmeg on top.
Béchamel step 4 Use a whisk to clean out your béchamel and add some grated nutmeg.

Making the béchamel.

Whereas the dough is resting, you may put together the béchamel, which is the white sauce the smoked salmon pasta rolls are baked in. After all, you should utilize ready-made béchamel.

However, I want to make my very own. It doesn’t take very lengthy. Simply soften butter in a pan, add the flour and blend till you have got a clean paste. Then, over a low warmth, add milk slightly at a time and stir repeatedly till the sauce is clean and creamy.

Piece of dough on floured wood work surface.
Now make the pasta sheets. Step 1 Reduce one fifth off the dough and rewrap the remainder.

You possibly can add some nutmeg in the event you prefer it and a few grated Parmigiano if you would like a tacky sauce. Nevertheless, in case you are utilizing do-it-yourself pasta that hasn’t been pre-boiled, then your béchamel must be fairly liquid. The pasta will prepare dinner within the sauce.

What sort of smoked salmon is greatest?

Clearly, the sort of smoked salmon you utilize on this pasta recipe will rely upon what’s obtainable and you should utilize any thinly sliced smoked salmon.

Flattened piece of pasta dough on floured wood work surface.
Step 2 Flatten the piece of dough with the heel of your hand or a rolling pin.

I used Lidl’s wild sockeye salmon which carries a MSC Blue Fish label. This implies the fish is sustainably sourced and comes from a wholesome wild inhabitants that may reproduce for hundreds of years to come back. You possibly can learn extra concerning the Blue Fish label on the MSC (marine stewardship council) site.

Piece of pasta dough folded into thirds on flour dusted wood work surface.
Step 3 Cross the dough by your pasta rolling machine 2-3 occasions on the widest setting, folding it into thirds after every move.

Selecting wild sockeye salmon is helpful for our oceans. Nevertheless, this salmon can be extra flavourful than pink salmon, and extra nutritious. In actual fact, Sockeye has the best quantity of omega 3 of any fish with round 2.7 grams per 100-gram portion!  Good for the oceans, good for our well being and tremendous flavourful!

Sheet of pasta dough passing through hand operated pasta machine.
Step 4 Then move the pasta sheet by the subsequent 2-3 settings till it’s the correct size and fairly skinny.

Making your smoked salmon pasta rosettes.

The opposite elements on this recipe don’t require a lot preparation. All it’s worthwhile to do is mash the cheese in a bowl with a fork to melt it additional and wash and chop the parsley.

So, as soon as the pasta dough has rested and you’ve got made your béchamel, you might be able to make the pasta sheets. You need to use a hand operated pasta machine or simply roll the dough out on a floured work floor.

Large rectangular sheet of fresh pasta on wood worksurface with rolling pin.
Step 5 Switch your prepared pasta sheet to a floured work floor and reduce to the scale you need. To make it larger, proceed to roll out utilizing a rolling pin.

For our smoked salmon rosettes, we made fairly giant pasta sheets (about 42cm x 8 cm/ 16.5ins x 3ins). We then rolled the sheet up from the widest half to create an extended Swiss roll, which we reduce in two after which into rosettes of about 3cm large.(1-1.5in).

Our pasta rosettes had been fairly small however a superb measurement to even eat as finger meals or serve in mini or particular person parts.

Sheet of fresh pasta covered in stracchino cheese.
Fill, roll and bake. Step 1 Unfold a layer of stracchino cheese over a pasta sheet.

Different recipes for pasta rosettes counsel smaller pasta sheets like these used for lasagna, which could be rolled from the shorter edge. Alternatively, I’ve seen recipes with the pasta rolled out into a big sq.. It actually is dependent upon the scale you need your pasta roses and whether or not you make the pasta sheets your self.

Fresh  chopped parsley sprinkled on stracchino cheese covered pasta sheet.
Step 2 Sprinkle some chopped parsley onto the stracchino cheese.

Filling and rolling your smoked salmon rosettes.

Filling and rolling the pasta doesn’t take lengthy. Simply unfold a layer of stracchino over a lot of the sheet of pasta, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley on prime of the cheese after which add slices of smoked salmon.

Slices of smoked sockeye salmon on pasta sheet with cheese and parsley.
Step 3 Add some slices of smoked salmon.

Then roll the pasta and the filling like a Swiss roll. The smooth cheese will assist hold the rolls from unfurling. In any other case, brush alongside the within of the tip with slightly water or egg.

Pasta sheet with smoked salmon filling being rolled like a Swiss roll.
Step 4 Roll the pasta and filling like a Swiss roll. If time, wrap it in baking paper an depart within the fridge earlier than slicing.

Regardless of the size of your pasta rolls, it’s a good suggestion to wrap them in baking paper and hold them within the fridge for an hour (if in case you have time). This makes it simpler to chop into rosettes.

Uncooked smoked salmon pasta rosettes on floured wood work surface.
Step 5 Reduce the pasta rolls into rosettes.

End and bake.

After you have reduce the pasta rolls into rosettes, unfold a layer of béchamel in an oven dish after which fill the dish with the pasta rolls. They should match fairly tightly with out squashing one another.

Uncooked smoked salmon pasta rosettes in oven dish.
Step 6 Unfold some béchamel inside the underside of an oven dish. Fill the dish with the smoked salmon pasta rosettes.

Lastly, pour the remaining béchamel over your smoked salmon rosettes and sprinkle some grated Parmigiano on prime. Bake coated with aluminium foil in a preheated oven for about Quarter-hour after which uncovered for one more 10-Quarter-hour till the pasta is cooked and the highest has began to brown.

Uncooked smoked salmon pasta rosettes in oven dish covered in béchamel with grated Parmigiano on top.
Step 7 Pour the remainder of the béchamel over the rosettes and sprinkle grated Parmigiano excessive.

Let your baked smoked salmon rosettes sit for 10 minutes earlier than serving. This makes it simpler to take away them from the oven dish.  Get pleasure from!

Bakes smoked salmon pasta rosettes.
Lastly, bake your pasta rosettes coated for Quarter-hour after which uncovered for 10-Quarter-hour.

Let me know what you assume.

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Smoked salmon pasta rosettes.

Baked Smoked Salmon Pasta Rosettes (rolls)


This divine baked smoked salmon pasta recipe has do-it-yourself pasta sheets rolled round a creamy cheese and smoked salmon filling after which reduce into small rosettes (pasta roses or rolls). The rolls are then baked in a béchamel sauce with grated Parmigiano on prime.

Prep Time 1 hr

Cook dinner Time 45 minutes

Course Principal Course, starter

Delicacies Italian, Mediterranean


For the pasta sheets

  • 14 oz Italian 00 smooth wheat flour (400g) or all goal flour
  • 4 eggs (giant) room temperature
  • 1 salt a big pinch

For the béchamel

  • 2.5 oz Italian 00 smooth wheat flour (70g) or all goal flour
  • 2.5 oz butter (70g)
  • 3 cups contemporary milk (700ml)
  • nutmeg freshly grated
  • salt to style

For the smoked salmon rosettes

  • 9 oz stracchino cheese (250g) or ricotta or mascarpone
  • 4.5 oz skinny smoked salmon slices (125g) I used sockeye salmon
  • contemporary parsley chopped
  • 2.5 oz grated Parmigiano or Grana

If utilizing ready-made lasagne sheets

  • 6 commonplace contemporary or dried lasagne sheets 8×18 cms/3.2×7 ins (see be aware)


To make the pasta dough and sheets

  • Sift the dough right into a bowl. Add overwhelmed eggs and salt. Begin mixing with a fork till the eggs are integrated. Then proceed mixing and kneading together with your palms till you have got the beginning of a dough that does not persist with the edges of the bowl.

  • Flip the dough out onto a floured work floor and knead for 7-10 minutes till the dough is smooth, elastic and pliable. It is like kneading dough for bread.

  • Roll the dough right into a ball and wrap it in clingfilm (plastic wrap) or a moist tea towel. Let it relaxation for half-hour.

  • After the dough has rested, reduce 1/5 of the dough off and reseal the remaining dough in clingfilm once more. Flatten the dough piece utilizing your palms or a rolling pin till it’s skinny sufficient to move by a pasta machine.

  • Cross the dough by your pasta machine 2-3 occasions on the widest setting, folding it into thirds afte attain move.Then move the pasta sheet by the subsequent 2-3 settings till it’s the correct thickness and size.

  • Lastly, switch the dough sheet to a floured work floor and reduce to the scale you need. If you’d like it larger, proceed to roll out utilizing a rolling pin.

Make the béchamel

  • Soften the butter in a non-stick saucepan over a low warmth. Add the flour and stir till you have got a clean paste (roux)

  • Add the milk slightly at a time and proceed to stir till the sauce begins to thicken. Add salt and nutmeg to style. You may also add grated Parmigiano in the event you want.

  • Take away from the warmth and permit to chill coated with cling movie. In case your bechamel appears lumpy if you find yourself prepared to make use of it, whisk with an immersion blender!

Fill and roll the pasta rosettes

  • Put a contemporary pasta sheet onto a floured piece of baking paper. Cowl the pasta with a skinny layer of stracchino cheese and sprinkle chopped parsley on prime of the stracchino. Then cowl with skinny smoked salmon slices.

  • Roll the sheet right into a swiss roll form. If it is very lengthy reduce it in half. You probably have the time, wrap the rolls within the baking paper and depart within the fridge for an hour or extra. This makes them simpler to chop.

  • Repeat the filling course of with all of the pasta sheets and the remainder of the smoked salmon, parsley and stracchino cheese.

End, bake and serve.

  • Coat the underside of an oven dish with béchamel. Reduce the pasta rolls utilizing a really sharp knife into 3cm items (1.2in) and place facet by facet within the oven dish.

  • Pour the remainder of the béchamel over the smoked salmon pasta rosettes and sprinkle with parmigiano.

  • Cowl with aluminium foil and prepare dinner at 180° in a preheated oven for Quarter-hour. Take away the aluminium foil and prepare dinner for one more 10-Quarter-hour till the highest turns into golden and crispy.

  • Permit the baked pasta to take a seat for 10 minutes earlier than serving. Serve with additional grated parmigiano and extra chopped parsley if desired


If you happen to use dried lasagne sheets for this recipe, they’ll should be cooked for a minute in boiling salted water after which cooled on a moist tea towel earlier than making the rosettes.
Customary lasagne sheets are greatest rolled from the shorter facet. These might solely make 3 pasta rosettes every. Bigger sheets could be rolled from the longest facet (see pics in content material) and can make extra rosettes.
For this recipe we made 2 giant rectangular pasta sheets (about 42cm x 8 cm/ 16.5ins x 3ins). Our rosettes had been fairly small. You may make them larger.
Home made pasta sheets don’t want preboiling if they’re skinny sufficient. If you happen to aren’t positive blanch them for 10 seconds in boiling water and depart to chill on a moist tea towel. Prepared-made contemporary pasta sheets normally want blanching as they will crack when rolled.

Key phrase baked pasta recipe, do-it-yourself pasta, pasta rolls, pasta roses, pasta rosettes, smoked salmon pasta

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Different recipes you should utilize your contemporary pasta in.

  1. Pasta roses with ham and cheese
  2. Lasagna with basil pesto from Liguria
  3. Scrumptious Italian lamb lasagna
  4. Baked fazzoletti pasta from Abruzzo
  5. Pumpkin tortelli from Mantova

Are you curious about studying how one can make different forms of do-it-yourself pasta and several types of gnocchi? Then take a look at my store web page for some nice video on-line programs from my mates in Rome! Nothing beats studying to make pasta from Italians! Plus when you’re there why not order a replica of certainly one of my pasta recipe cookbooks or checkout some beneficial pasta making instruments?

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