What is it about food in a roll? Sushi rolls, so many wraps, burritos, rolled and tied roasts, egg rolls, enchiladas, spring rolls and summer rolls, crepes, dolmades … to name just a few. And think of the sweet rolls, too: cannoli, cake rolls, cinnamon buns, even the croissant is rolled. What are your favorite foods that come in a roll or wrap?
We’re on a roll … Here are 7 recipes that are wrapped and rolled.
The porchetta is another Italian culinary gift to the world (there have been so many). You don’t need to be a professional chef to make a beautiful porchetta. That said, it does take some basic knife skills and a little patience. Our succulent, milk-fed porcelet stays moist while garlic and fresh herbs enhance the clean, pork flavor. Take your time to blister the skin evenly for best results.
Take-out will never be the same. These super crispy spring rolls have a moist and flavorful filling of duck confit, mushrooms and veggies. Serve them hot with cool lettuce leaves to protect your fingers. Fresh herbs like cilantro and basil are also good accompaniments.
These little parcels of tender veal are stuffed with a mixture of ventrèche, mushrooms, breadcrumbs and herbs, before being wrapped in bacon and slow cooked. Serve one or two paupiettes per person over steamed rice or mashed potatoes.
The ulimate roll. Raw foie gras is rolled and wrapped in cheesecloth, or a towel, as torchon translates in French, then cured in the refrigerator in a lot of salt. If you would like to see a master at work, watch Wylie Dufresne make a long-cured foie gras torchon in our video.
Those big lasagna noodles are good for something else: stuffing with foie gras, artichoke and truffle butter. Roll them up, dust them with cheese and broil for a hot minute. This is not a fussy recipe, but it is impressive – and delicious.
We call this one super pig in a blanket, because this roll is sizable. The one pound of savory and soft pork-garlic sausage that fills the center is a stalwart ingredient for cassoulet. But wrapped in puff pasty and baked, it takes on a whole new character. This super easy party food can be served sliced with a variety of condiments, from spicy Dijon mustard to a sweet fruit chutney. Perfect for game day entertaining.
This simply seasoned, butterflied leg of lamb is tasty and easy to prepare. The gremolata-style condiment is packed with fresh mint and citrus, lending bright, fresh flavor. No call for mint jelly here. Rolling and tying the roast allows for even cooking and makes carving a cinch. Another reason to roll!
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