It’s been a while since I had ventured to take on something from Pinterest for the Pinterest Project. That was until I went to the dentist a week or so ago. They opened a Cheesecake Factory in Center City Philadelphia that is only a couple of blocks away from my dentist’s office. I decided to order something to take home with me after my appointment. I wanted something small and not too heavy so I ordered the Firecracker Salmon Spring Rolls. They were so yummy I had to try and make them myself.
I headed to Pinterest and found this >> The Cheesecake Factory: Firecracker Salmon Rolls copycat recipe <<. I had a tough time with the ingredients but overall my version came out OK. The recipe calls for egg roll wrappers. I thought these would be easy to find in the Asian section of the supermarket. I was wrong. I went to Acme, Shop Rite, and Target and there were no egg roll wrappers in sight. I did find spring roll wrappers and phyllo dough sheets. I decided to use the phyllo dough sheets. The recipe also calls or spinach. Spinach is not hard to find. However, I ran into a friend in the supermarket. After a few minutest of chatting I got in the line to pay instead of heading to the produce section to get my spinach. I opted not to put off trying the recipe until my next supermarket trip so my Salmon Rolls are sans spinach.
The recipe was surprisingly easy. I cut the salmon into strips seasoned with seasoning salt and lemon pepper. I then wrapped the strips into one or two sheets of phyllo dough. *TIP* the phyllo dough dries out really quickly so cover with a damp towel and work really fast. I sprayed the rolls with oil and put on a cookie sheet and baked or 14 minutes. I turned the cookie sheet half way through. The rolls came out a nice brown color.
They tasted pretty yummy. I imagine with the spinach they would have been even better and more moist. I think I may have found a new appetizer to serve or bring to parties. I do need to work on finding a dipping sauce that I really like. I did not try to make the dipping sauce mentioned in the pin.
Overall the Cheesecake Factory Salmon Roll Copy Cat Pin is a Pin Win!!!
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Have you had the Salmon Rolls at Cheesecake Factory? Did you love them? What is the last thing you say on Pinterest that you tried yourself? Was it a PIN WIN or a PINTEREST FAIL?