2017-04-06 / Life in Leelanau

County Cuisine

An easy gourmet meal that impresses your friends

If you're looking for a way to impress your friends and family, but you don't have much experience in the kitchen, this week's recipe will make everyone think you have the chops of a professional chef even though you've never spent a day in culinary school. The flavors and presentation are gourmet, but the preparation is simple. Ingredients for today's recipe can be purchased at Anderson's Market located in Glen Arbor. Anderson's Market offers a full-service butcher shop, specialty cheeses, fresh produce from local farms, an extensive selection of wine, beer and spirits and a wide range of Michigan made products. Visit them while taking a scenic drive along M-22.

Baked Salmon Roll

2 lbs salmon filet
8 oz feta
8 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
4 oz fresh baby spinach
Olive Oil


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry the spinach. Crumble feta into a bowl and add ricotta and spinach. Mix gently. Place salmon skin-side up on the cutting board. Spread the cheese mixture evenly on the salmon leaving a one-half inch gap around the edges. Roll up the salmon and tie with cotton butcher string so that it is taut but not tight. Brush the exterior of the roll with olive oil, and sprinkle with dill and oregano. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Serve and enjoy! Suggested pairing is a Boathouse Vineyards Pinot Noir.

County Cuisine Participants: Art's Tavern, Anderson's Market, Big Cat Brewery, The Bluebird, Chimoski's Bakery, La Becasse, Leland Lodge, Little Traverse Inn, Martha's Leelanau Table, Pegtown Station, Trish's Dishes, and Tucker's of Northport.

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