Quail Egg Roll Ups with Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Cream Cheese and Dill

While many cuisines are very welcome in our family, we can’t deny our true Russian love for Sushi:).   We can eat sushi for lunch for dinner, or  just a snack any time of the day. This recipe came as a result of finding a way to make sushi breakfast.  I thought that while eating rice for breakfast is totally acceptable in many countries, it seemed a little too heavy for us.   Most of the time breakfast in many countries includes eggs, lox, cream cheese and some kind of vegetable.  This is exactly how this recipe was born.


Why quail eggs you ask?  Well, besides the fact the they come in small packages and are perfect for additiona to small meals they have a lot of health benefits.  Did you know this about quail eggs?

Quail eggs are considered a delicacy in many countries, including western Europe and North America. In Japanese cuisine, they are sometimes used raw or cooked as tamago in sushi and often found in bento lunches.  In some other countries, quail eggs are considered less exotic. In Colombia and Venezuela, a single hard-boiled quail egg is a common topping on hot dogs and hamburgers, often fixed into place with a toothpick. In the Philippines, kwek-kwek is a popular street food delicacy, which consists of soft-boiled quail eggs dipped in orange-colored batter before being skewered and deep-fried. In Vietnam, bags of boiled quail eggs are sold on street stalls as inexpensive beer snacks. In South Korea, large, inexpensive bags of boiled quail eggs are sold in grocery stores. In Indonesia, small packages of hardboiled quail eggs are often found to be sold by street vendors as snacks (1).


Quail eggs are often believed to be high in cholesterol, but evidence shows their cholesterol levels are that of chicken eggs

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1.  Quail Eggs.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quail_eggs.  Retrieved on June 4, 2013
2. Quail egg products/benefits.  http://healthierquaileggs.com/benefits.php?pg=5.  Retrieved on June 4, 2013
Servings:  Will yield about 3 roll ups.
3 Sheets of Soy Paper
1 medium or 1/2 of large cucumber
1 medium avocado
4-5 previously boiled quail eggs
2 table spoons of cream cheese
3 tables spoons of balsamic reduction
6 long and thin pieces of smoked salmon

  How to make Quail Egg Roll Ups:

1.  Boil your quail eggs, according to their instructions on the box.  Take out your cut salmon pieces.  Peel and slice avocado.  Peel your cucumber and cut it in think strips length wise.  Wash and take out bunches of dill (you can also replace them with parsley or cilantro) it’s your choice.


2.  Take out one sheet of your soy paper.  I had many requests asking me where to buy it and while I heard many stores sell them, I order mine online from amazon.  You can go to products page on our website to you find a link if you want to buy it from Amazon as well.  This paper is very thin, but becomes moist very fast once  you pout anything slightly moist on it.  So take your knife or a cheese spreader and carefully spread cream cheese in the middle part of it, spreading it upwards.


3.  Add your ingredients inside.  First layering thin strips of cucumber then avocado, sprinkle with 1 cup up quail egg and then cover them with smoked salmon layer.  Then layer it with your dill sticks and drizzle with Balsamic Reduction.


4.  Now we can begin making our envelopes.  This is a similar way how a baby would be swaddled, this is exactly were this skill came in handy:)  So, fold the bottom corner up, this way also supporting your ingredients so whey wouldn’t come out.


5.  Now you are ready to fold both sides in the middle.  It will look something like this.  In order to secure it, take out a thin strip line of soy paper you previously cut slightly moisten it with water and wrap around your pocket.


6.  As you can see on the photo below you can cut out a strip from different color paper to make it more colorful and enhance your presentation by either placing one quail egg cut up in half on the top of your pocket, or simply drizzling it more with Balsamic Vinegar and adding more vegetables to your plate.

Enjoy this delicious and flavorful breakfast!




Quail Egg Roll Ups with Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Cream Cheese and Dill
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Quail Eggs Roll Ups with Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Avocado, Cream Cheese and Dill.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Appetizer
Serves: 3
  • 3 Sheets of Soy Paper
  • 1 medium or ½ of large cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 quail eggs
  • 2 table spoons of cream cheese
  • 3 table spoons of balsamic reduction
  • 6 long and thin pieces of smoked salmon
  1. Boil your quail eggs. Take out your cut salmon pieces. Peel and slice avocado. Peel your cucumber and cut it in thin strips length wise. Wash and take out bunches of dill.
  2. Cut up all your ingredients: peel and slice avocado, cut in thin strips cucumber lengthwise, peel and dice 3 of your quail eggs, the other 3 eggs peel and cut in half.
  3. Take out one sheet of your soy paper and cut a thin line about 1 cm think along the edge of the paper. Line your paper on the flat surface in the shape of a diamond.
  4. Take your knife or a cheese spreader and carefully spread about 1-2 teaspoons of cream cheese in the middle of the paper, spreading it upwards.
  5. Then add all your ingredients in the middle dividing all of them equally between three sheets) layer cucumber, then cut up avocado, diced quail eggs, topped with 2 smoked salmon strips and drizzle everything with a little bit of balsamic reduction.
  6. Now fold the paper: fold the bottom corner up toward the middle, and then both the right and the left side toward the middle. Finally slightly moisten the thin strip of previously cut piece of soy paper and secure your roll up placing the strip around the roll.
  7. Finally, cut the remaining three quail eggs in half and place two half in the top part of the envelope. Finally, drizzle everything with remaining balsamic reduction and don't forget to Enjoy It!




  1. Julie Rybitskiy says:

    Natalie, please kindly post your sources for the soy wrappers. I live in queens and haven’t come across them, even in Asian markets.

    • Natalie says:

      Julie, I live in Brooklyn but haven’t seen them sold here either. I think someone mentioned on another site that they saw them in Whole Foods, but I haven’t. I buy mine in bulk from Amazon.com and that lasts me a while. I added the link to this post. Also we keep products we refer to in our shop page with direct links to amazon or another site. Hope it helps! Thanks for stopping by!:)

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