Salmon chard rolls

Salmon chard rolls
For this dish only the green part of the chard is used. The blanched leaves are rolled around grilled salmon portions.

The rolls are served coated with a savoury lemon sabayon, or the sauce of your choice.
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Last modified on: August 8th 2010

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Without the sauce, several days in the fridge, protected by a plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Salmon chard rolls : Photo of step #1
Trim the 8 leaves Swiss chard and put into warm water to wash them thoroughly.

Bring a large pan of slated water to the boil.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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As soon as the water boils, add the cleaned chard leaves and leave to cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Remove the leaves with a araignée (spider) or skimmer, then plunge into cold water.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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After they have cooled for a few minutes, remove the leaves and drain them.

Stage 5 - 8 min.
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After draining, use a salad spinner, if you have one, to remove as much water as possible, then lay the leaves on absorbant paper.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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Grill the salmon portions.

Lay out 2 chard leaves on the worktop, quite flat and overlapping a little. Place a piece of salmon on top, straight from the pan (be careful, it's hot).

Stage 7
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Then roll up the salmon in the leaves.

Stage 8
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Trim off the ends of the roll neatly to show the lovely contrast between the pink of the salmon and the green of the chard.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Put 1 tablespoon butter in a pan over medium heat, salt and pepper, then arrange the salmon rolls in the bottom together with any offcuts.

Leave on low heat just long enough to warm the leaves through for a couple of minutes on each side, as the salmon is already cooked.

Stage 10 - 18 min.
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Meanwhile prepare the lemon sabayon with 2 egg yolks, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water, salt and pepper.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Heat the plates. Place a salmon roll in the centre with the trimmings on the side, and pour a ribbon of sabayon over.

Serve immediately.


You can try using spinach instead of chard, which tastes just as good, but the rolls are trickier to make as the spinach leaves are very fragile and much smaller.

And to drink?

A fruity white wine, such as a Sauvignon from the Loire. Allow yourself to be tempted by a Pouilly-fumé...

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
968 Kcal or 4,053 Kj87 gr7 gr66 gr
48 %34 %1 %10 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
155 Kcal or 649 Kj14 gr1 gr10 gr
8 %5 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
242 Kcal or 1,013 Kj22 gr2 gr16 gr
12 %8 %<1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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