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Chicken, leek & gruyere rolls

Posted by michele round on July 31, 2015.

It wouldn't be a Pinot Shop Tasmanian Pinot Showcase without these delicious chicken, leek and gruyere rolls. Originally a recipe from Chef/consultant Xavier Mouche, they have featured in the canapes menu every year since our first event in May 2008.

The tasty filling, crispy pastry and topping of caraway seeds goes brilliantly with a glass of pinot noir.

Chicken and leek roll

sheets of Pampas Butter Puff pastry

500g chicken breasts, skin removed (or mixture breast and thigh meat)

2 egg whites

1 tsp salt

freshly ground pepper

100g gruyere cheese, grated

1 large leek, roots and dark green parts trimmed

40g butter

salt and pepper

1 egg, beaten

caraway seeds

Optional accompaniment: mayonnaise mixed with chunky red pepper and tomato chutney

Cut the chicken breast meat into cubes. Process with the egg white and seasonings until well combined. Halve the leek lengthwise and cut into fine slices. Saute with the butter until tender. Season. Mix the cheese and leek into the chicken.

Preheat oven to 220C. Cut the pastry sheets in half to form long rectangles. Spread some of the chicken mixture down the centre of each and roll up from the long side, moistening the sealing edge with some of the beaten egg. Cut into 2cm pieces and arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Brush each roll with beaten egg and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake for about 15 minutes or until well browned.

Serve with the mayonnaise and chutney if using.

Pinot Shop is located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at 135 Paterson Street down at the river end near Cataract Gorge, Stillwater Restaurant and The Mill Providore. We specialise in the best of premium pinot noir as grown so beautifully in the cool climes of Tasmania, New Zealand and southern parts of the big Australian continent. Our love for pinot extends to its sibling styles pinot gris and grigio and fizzy cousins sparkling wine and Champagne, even when they don’t contain pinot noir. That’s not to say we’ve become too exclusive - we also stock an interesting range of delicious wines for those (rare) times when you’re not drinking pinot…
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