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Salmon, flounder and Scallop Pinwheel with lemon herb butter

Our family really enjoys fish.  On this particular day my daughter asked for a “white fish” and my son wanted salmon.  So why not have both?  I am sorry that I did not take pictures of the process of rolling the fish, but I had no free hands – plus they were a bit fishy!


Fish Pinwheels

  • 2 thin salmon fillets
  • 3 thin flounder fillets
  • 8 sea scallops
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • A few leaves of fresh spinach
  • salt
  • pepper
  • canola oil used for brushing
 Lemon Herb Butter

  • 4 ozs butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepperHow to:

How to


  1. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper
  2. Top parchment paper with a layer of plastic wrap
  3. Lay the 2 fillets of salmon on top of plastic with the tails away from you
  4. Overlap the fillets of flounder about 1-inch over the tails of the salmon
  5. Put the scallops on a metal skewer
  6. Place skewer on the flounder at the end furthest from you
  7. Place the spinach leaves on the fish
  8. Sprinkle the herbs and season with salt and pepper
  9. Using the plastic wrap pull the fish towards you
  10. The plastic should begin to pull the flounder over the scallops
  11.  Take care not to roll the plastic into the fish roll
  12. Use a flat sheet pan to push the roll tightly as you pull the plastic toward you
  13. The roll should be tight and you should be able to remove the plastic
  14. Roll the fish in the parchment
  15. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow it to set
  16. Preheat your broiler
  17. Remove the metal skewer and slice the roll into 3/4 to 1-inch rounds.
  18. Place onto a broiler pan  and REMOVE paper
  19. Brush each round with canola oil
  20. Put under the broiler for 3 to 6 minutes depending on how well done you like your fish.
  21. Place one slice of lemon herb butter on each fish roll and serve.

Herb Lemon Butter:

  1. In a large bowl using a wooden spoon mix all ingredients.
  2. Place the mixture on a piece of parchment paper
  3. Pull to form a roll and twist the ends
  4. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to set