Salmon Pinwheel Recipes That Makes Wonderful Salads

By | December 1, 2008

Salmon Pinwheel Cooking Recipes with Grilled Salmon Dishes


For salmon salad:

1 ½ pound fresh or frozen salmon fillet, the fillet should be ½ to ¾ inches thick
1 bay leaf
10 ounce lettuce, mixed greens
½ cup white wine, dry
1 cup cucumber, sliced
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
¼ cup almonds, sliced
¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste

For creamy orange dressing:

½ cup light sour cream, fat free
2 tablespoon chilled orange juice
½ teaspoon orange peels, shredded finely
½ teaspoon poppy seeds
2 teaspoon sugar

Cooking Salmon Pinwheel Method:

  1. For salmon pinwheel salad: If you use frozen salmon then thaw it thoroughly before proceeding. Wash the fish and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the salmon fillet into 6 even strips lengthwise and season each strip lightly with salt and pepper. Leave aside.
  2. Start rolling the salmon strips from the thickest end into pinwheels and secure the ends with a wooden skewer or a wooden toothpick.
  3. Combine white wine, salt, pepper and bay leaf in a large sauce pan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Add rolled salmon pinwheels and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover. Simmer over low flame for 6 to 7 minutes or until done, turn once. You may use a fork to test salmon, if the fish flakes easily consider it done. With the help of a slotted spoon remove the fish from the cooking liquid and discard the liquid. Place the salmon pinwheels in a plate and cover lightly with a plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
  4. For the creamy orange dressing: Stir the sour cream, sugar, poppy seeds, orange peels and orange juice in a medium bowl. To get a desired consistency you may add additional orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time to make about ½ cup of this dressing.
  5. To serve the salad: Place orange slices, cucumber slices, salad greens and almonds in 6 different salad bowls. Top creamy orange dressing over the salad mixture and place one salmon pinwheel over each dressing in the bowl. Serve. This recipe makes 6 portions of salmon pinwheel salad.

Health tip:

  • Choose salmon preferably without the skin to reduce the total fat content of the recipe. Salmon pinwheel salad can be a great salad choice as the salmon and nuts and oilseeds can form an excellent balance for omega-3 and onega-6 fatty acids.
  • This recipe provides about 240 calories, 9 gm fat and 26 gm protein per serving.