Polish Crab-Stuffed Salmon Pinwheels (Zrazy Łosos i Krab) Recipe

Polish Crab-Stuffed Salmon Pinwheels or Zrazy Losos i Krab
© Barbara Rolek
Ratings (32)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Pinwheels (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
671 Calories
39g Fat
12g Carbs
62g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for Polish crab-stuffed salmon pinwheels is known as zrazy łosos i krab (ZRRAH-zih WOH-sohs ee KRAHB).

Crab and other shellfish are common along the Baltic Sea coast where this dish is enjoyed. 



  • For the Crab Stuffing:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup onions (minced)
  • 1/4 cup celery (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup crab meat (diced, cooked)
  • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed (or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill)
  • For the Salmon:
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of salmon (skinned side, pin bones removed)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • For Baking:
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Steps to Make It

Make the Crab Stuffing

  1. In a medium skillet, sauté onion and celery in butter until translucent. Remove from heat, cool and transfer to a medium bowl.

  2. Add lemon juice, crab meat, breadcrumbs, egg, and dill, mixing well.

Prepare the Salmon

  1. Cut salmon into two lengthwise pieces. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Spread crab stuffing on each piece of salmon (make sure to spread the filling on the darker side of the salmon for a nicer presentation). If you have leftover stuffing, use it to make crab cakes or stuff into mushrooms.

  3. Starting at the wider end, roll salmon up into cylinders. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or so to make slicing easier.

  4. Heat oven to 400 F. With a very sharp knife, slice salmon into 1 1/2- to 2-inch portions.

  5. Lightly coat a glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place pinwheels in the pan, cut side down and pour wine around them. Brush pinwheels with butter, cover loosely with foil and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until done.

More Rolled Recipes

  • Polish Beef Roulade Recipe: Zrazy, as this is known in Polish, common main course offering dating to 14th-century nobility. There are myriad varieties with just as many different fillings, including mushrooms, sauerkraut, herbs, breadcrumbs with horseradish, among others.