Smoked Salmon Pasta Rosettes (rolls) – The Pasta Challenge

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

Smoked salmon pasta rosettes (rolls).

Nidi di rodine.

Generally known 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 relies on 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 components: 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 generally 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 reputation with Italians during the last 30 years or so. In actual fact, these days, there are a number of Italian corporations producing smoked salmon. Nonetheless, the fish often 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 crushed eggs.

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

Nonetheless, the preferred technique to cook dinner with smoked salmon is in pasta dishes. There are fairly just a few scrumptious pasta recipes with each recent 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.

In the event you like smoked salmon pasta, you may additionally need to do that recipe for farfalle with smoked salmon and zucchini or this home made smoked salmon cannelloni (manicotti).

The cheese in these smoked salmon pasta rosettes.

The cheese in Italian pasta rosettes can fluctuate 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’ve the starrt of a dough.

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

What’s stracchino (crescenza)?

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

A ball of dough inside a white bowl.
Step 4 Use your fingers to carry flour and eggs to a tough dough that doesn’t follow the perimeters of the bowl.

You’ll find 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 definitely made there. Verify 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 home made pasta sheets, or dried or recent ready-made lasagne. Dried pasta sheets have to be partly cooked after which cooled earlier than assembling the rolls.

Prepared -made store-bought recent lasagne sheets might have blanching in boiling water as these generally tend to crack when rolled. They’re by no means as smooth as home made 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. In case you are utilizing customary measurement pasta sheets, it’s finest 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 to your rosettes.

The pasta dough for this recipe is made the identical approach as lasagne pasta sheets for conventional lasagna, in addition to most different recent egg pasta noodles. You need to use the identical dough to make various kinds 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 traditional Italian egg pasta dough has 100g (3.5oz) of soppy wheat flour for each giant recent egg. Most recipes name for 400g (14oz) of flour, 4 eggs and a pinch of salt. This often makes sufficient pasta to serve 4-6 individuals, relying on the pasta form.

Some kinds 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’ve a paste (roux).

You may combine the flour, eggs and salt collectively the normal approach 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 fingers to carry the components collectively till I’ve a dough that now not sticks to the perimeters 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 constantly 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 humid 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 easy 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’ve a easy paste. Then, over a low warmth, add milk slightly at a time and stir constantly till the sauce is easy 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 may add some nutmeg in case you prefer it and a few grated Parmigiano if you would like a tacky sauce. Nonetheless, if you’re utilizing home made pasta that hasn’t been pre-boiled, then your béchamel must be fairly liquid. The pasta will cook dinner within the sauce.

What sort of smoked salmon is finest?

Clearly, the type of smoked salmon you utilize on this pasta recipe will rely on what’s out there 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 may learn extra in regards to 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 Move the dough by way of your pasta rolling machine 2-3 occasions on the widest setting, folding it into thirds after every go.

Selecting wild sockeye salmon is helpful for our oceans. Nonetheless, this salmon can be extra flavourful than pink salmon, and extra nutritious. In actual fact, Sockeye has the very 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 go the pasta sheet by way of the subsequent 2-3 settings till it’s the fitting size and fairly skinny.

Making your smoked salmon pasta rosettes.

The opposite components on this recipe don’t require a lot preparation. All you might want 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 dimensions 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 have been fairly small however 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 recommend 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 relies on the dimensions 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 maintain 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 go away 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 maintain 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 getting 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 lined 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.  Take pleasure in!

Bakes smoked salmon pasta rosettes.
Lastly, bake your pasta rosettes lined 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 home made 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

Prepare 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 objective 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 objective flour
  • 2.5 oz butter (70g)
  • 3 cups recent 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
  • recent parsley chopped
  • 2.5 oz grated Parmigiano or Grana

If utilizing ready-made lasagne sheets

  • 6 customary recent 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 crushed eggs and salt. Begin mixing with a fork till the eggs are included. Then proceed mixing and kneading together with your fingers till you’ve the beginning of a dough that does not follow the perimeters 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 humid 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 fingers or a rolling pin till it’s skinny sufficient to go by way of a pasta machine.

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

  • Lastly, switch the dough sheet to a floured work floor and reduce to the dimensions 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’ve a easy 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 can too add grated Parmigiano in case you want.

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

Fill and roll the pasta rosettes

  • Put a recent 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 go away 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 aspect by aspect 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 cook dinner at 180° in a preheated oven for Quarter-hour. Take away the aluminium foil and cook dinner for one more 10-Quarter-hour till the highest turns into golden and crispy.

  • Enable the baked pasta to sit down for 10 minutes earlier than serving. Serve with additional grated parmigiano and extra chopped parsley if desired


In the event you use dried lasagne sheets for this recipe, they are going to have to be cooked for a minute in boiling salted water after which cooled on a humid tea towel earlier than making the rosettes.
Normal lasagne sheets are finest rolled from the shorter aspect. These might solely make 3 pasta rosettes every. Bigger sheets could be rolled from the longest aspect (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 have been fairly small. You can also make them larger.
Home made pasta sheets don’t want preboiling if they’re skinny sufficient. In the event you aren’t positive blanch them for 10 seconds in boiling water and go away to chill on a humid tea towel. Prepared-made recent pasta sheets often want blanching as they will crack when rolled.

Key phrase baked pasta recipe, home made pasta, pasta rolls, pasta roses, pasta rosettes, smoked salmon pasta

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Different recipes you should utilize your recent 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

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