Cannelloni filled with Salmon & Spinach. Wine matches.

Cannelloni filled with Salmon & Spinach

Salmon fillet and fresh spinach wrapped in lasagna sheets.  An easy cannelloni recipe from Italy, for a delicate seafood pasta dish which works well with many different wine styles.


  • Lasagna 250g sheets
  • Butter 45ml
  • Onion 1 finely chopped
  • Garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • Spinach 250g, washed, dripping wet
  • Crème fraîche 30ml
  • Nutmeg To taste, freshly grated
  • Salmon 600 g fillet, sliced into 12 long pieces
  • Flour 30ml, plain
  • Milk 400 ml
  • Parmesan 100g, grated

For 4 people

Preparation time 25 minutes
Cooking time 25 minutes


Heat the oven to 200C (180C fan) 400F, gas 6.

Bring plenty of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta sheets according to the package instructions until they bend. Dip into cold water and lay on a kitchen towel to dry.

Heat 15ml butter in a pan and fry the onion and garlic over a medium heat until soft.
Add the spinach and cook until it wilts. Stir in the crème fraîche and season with salt, ground pepper and nutmeg.

Butter an ovenproof dish.

Lay some spinach and a salmon strip on each pasta sheet and roll up to resemble cannelloni. Lay in the dish with the join underneath.

Melt the remaining butter. Stir in the flour and fry until golden brown, then gradually stir in the milk with a balloon whisk. Bring to a boil briefly, stirring continuously. Season with salt, ground pepper and nutmeg.

Pour the sauce over the pasta rolls and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the salmon is done and the pasta rolls are lightly browned.

Source: Fine Dining Lovers

Wine Match

There are many dominant flavours in this impressive dish.

Red wines with soft tannins and good freshness will go well – like Cru Beaujolais and Pinot Noir.

Our Fleurie Vieilles Vignes from Domaine de la Madone lightly chilled is perfect.  But personally, I’d go with the humble but really well made rosé from La Jarnoterie in St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. It’s a rare wine – I know of few places, if any, where you can buy such a rosé from this part of the Touraine, in the UK.  Made from the red Cabernet Franc grape, it has an alluring salmon pink colour and delicate red berry, grapefruit and watermelon flavours. The flavours of the dish will bring out the best in this wine, and vice versa, which is the way it is meant to be!

Fleurie Vieilles Vignes      St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil rosé


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