This was a very interesting dish! I was not sure what to think about a fish mousse!! I am glad I made it because it was definitely out of my comfort zone. I love using preserved lemons, they always add so much to whatever you are using them in. They were delicious in the tomato sauce and the spinach filling. The dish had a few steps ... but every thing came together pretty easy.
Started out making the tomato sauce. Cook tomatoes and garlic in a little butter until the tomatoes were softened.
Next puree them and then add the preserved lemon.
The filling was spinach, finely chopped onion, and garlic. Cooked until spinach wilts and softens.
OK ... this is the weird part ... cod cut up into small chunks, 2 large egg whites, and cold heavy cream. Mix it a food processor until it looks like mousse!
Then spread a quarter of your mouse mixture on plastic wrap...
Add a fourth of your spinach mixture down the middle and roll up!
Place your rolled roulades into a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes.
And the finished meal ... It was very tasty but I think it might end up being one of those things I make only once!
The recipe can be found in the cookbook Around My French Table on page 292-293 by Dorie Greenspan.