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Salmon with pomegranate vinegar

Salmon is a well-known and much-loved oily fish. In addition to its nutritional value, it is easy to prepare and can be cooked in a variety of ways. With a pomegranate vinegar sauce, for example!

Salmon is a fish that's good for your vitality, as it's a source of Omega 3. In fact, it's sometimes advisable to eat fish twice a week, including oily fish. Omega 3s are necessary for the proper development and functioning of the retina, brain and nervous system. They also promote good cardiovascular health (1), as do the antioxidants in pomegranate vinegar (2).

Salmon with pomegranate vinegar
Salmon with pomegranate vinegar

Ingredients for salmon in pomegranate vinegar for 4 people :

Steps for preparing the salmon with pomegranate vinegar :

  1. Put a little extra-virgin olive oil in a frying pan and cook the pieces of salmon for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on their thickness, without turning them over.

  2. When the salmon is cooked, place in a dish and keep warm.

  3. Keep the cooking juices and add the soy sauce, Granaline Organic Pomegranate Vinegar, honey and extra-virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Reduce a little and the sauce is ready.


What's the best way to cook salmon?

The best way to cook salmon depends on your personal preferences and desired results, but there are several different methods. Pan-frying gives the salmon a crispy crust in just a few minutes on each side. However, take care not to remove the skin from the salmon so that the fish doesn't dry out too much. In the oven, it cooks evenly at 200°C in 12-15 minutes. It's also simpler if you want to make a family dish with large portions. Steaming in 10-15 minutes is a healthier option, making it easier to preserve the nutrients found in salmon. In a papillote and in the oven at 200°C for 12-15 minutes, the salmon is cooked more gently, making the flesh of the fish more tender. You can also add lemon and herbs to your papillote for an infusion of flavour. Finally, barbecued salmon adds a smoky flavour with a quick cooking time of 4-5 minutes per side. In all methods, take care not to overcook the salmon so that it remains tender and juicy.

Is salmon good for you?

Yes, salmon is packed with benefits:

Salmon is an oily fish, so it contains a high level of omega-3: around 3.2g of omega-3 per 100g (1.9g EPA/DHA and 1.3g ALA). Omega-3 is a fatty acid that is essential for the body to function properly, as it cannot produce it itself. These fatty acids are essential for the development and proper functioning of the retina, the brain and the nervous system. Omega-3s are also thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. In recent years, several studies have also shown links between eating oily fish and a reduced risk of depression and Alzheimer's disease. Essential for healthy brain function, omega-3 is also thought to be beneficial for memory.

Salmon is also a source of protein, with 22.7 grams of protein per 100g of salmon. Protein helps to build and maintain muscle mass, which in turn helps to renew muscle tissue, skin (hair, nails and body hair) and skin.

Salmon is also a source of essential vitamins, particularly vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for the human body, as it enables calcium to bind to the bones, contributing to healthy bone development.

Salmon is also a source of essential minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, copper and iron.

Thanks to its source of minerals and vitamins, salmon is a particularly good fish for sportspeople. Certain vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E and selenium, play a crucial role in their antioxidant defences. (3)

However, the Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (Anses) now recommends limiting fish consumption to two portions a week because of the potential contamination by pollutants present in the environment. It also advises varying the species and sources of supply (wild, farmed, fishing grounds) as part of a diversified diet. In addition, it provides more specific recommendations for the most vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women and young children. (4)

What goes well with salmon?

Here are a variety of side dishes that will go perfectly with your salmon in pomegranate vinegar:

For starters, vegetables such as grilled asparagus, spinach sautéed with garlic, steamed green beans, and roasted or mashed cauliflower provide interesting textures and flavours to accompany your salmon.

Among starchy foods, mashed or roasted sweet potatoes, rice and quinoa are ideal options to accompany salmon. As part of a balanced diet, a 25% carbohydrate intake for your lunch is ideal. As for vegetables, make up 50% of your plate. The remaining 25% is obviously reserved for your proteins, in our case salmon!

For added indulgence, sauces and seasonings such as lemon and dill sauce, beurre blanc, mango salsa or teriyaki sauce, enhance the flavour of the salmon with their fresh or sweet and sour notes. Salads of rocket with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan, cucumber and dill, or tabbouleh, add a touch of freshness and lightness. Citrus fruits and herbs, such as lemon, dill and basil, add a touch of acidity and flavour.

With these accompaniments, you can vary the pleasures and bring out the best in your salmon, whatever cooking method you choose.

How can you tell if a salmon fillet is cooked?

All you need to do to tell if your salmon steak is cooked enough is look at its colour! If the pale pink, even opaque, colour reaches the middle of the thickness of the steak, your salmon is ready. You can also use a fork to see whether or not the flesh flakes easily - if so, your salmon steak is perfectly cooked!

About our Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar

Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar is a fruity, flavoursome touch that's ideal for enhancing all your culinary preparations. Made from 100% pure pomegranate juice, this high-quality vinegar is a source of antioxidants and polyphenols. It adds a unique flavour to salads, crisps up vegetables and roast meats, and is perfect for marinades. Its beautiful colour and fruity taste make it indispensable in the kitchen. As well as its exceptional taste, it is certified organic (BE-BIO-03), with no added sugar, preservatives or colourings. It also contains vitamins E, C, B5, manganese, potassium and vitamins B9 and K. Packaged in an elegant 250 ml glass bottle, this vinegar is the perfect choice for healthy, tasty cooking. Order Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar now and find out why it's so popular with our customers. Enjoy the best of the pomegranate in your kitchen!

In conclusion

In conclusion, salmon in pomegranate vinegar represents a perfect fusion of flavour and health benefits, thanks to the combination of this oily fish, a source of omega-3, and the powerful antioxidants in pomegranate vinegar. Salmon, known for its essential fatty acids, is thought to play a crucial role in the development and function of the brain, retina and nervous system. It is also thought to contribute to cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and other similar disorders. In addition, the omega-3 fatty acids present in salmon are thought to be beneficial for the memory and may help prevent depression and Alzheimer's disease.

Preparing salmon with pomegranate vinegar is quick and easy, using readily available ingredients such as sweet soy sauce, honey and extra-virgin olive oil. Pan-frying ensures a perfect texture, while the reduction in the pomegranate vinegar sauce adds a sweet and tangy note that enhances the flavour of the salmon. This dish can be accompanied by a variety of vegetables, such as grilled asparagus or sautéed spinach, as well as starchy foods like roast potatoes or quinoa, to create a balanced and tasty meal.

Granaline organic pomegranate concentrate provides an extra nutritional touch, a source of essential vitamins and minerals, with no additives or preservatives. This premium organic product can be incorporated into a wide range of recipes, adding both flavour and health benefits.

So salmon in pomegranate vinegar is not only a culinary delight, but also a valuable source of essential nutrients, contributing to a balanced diet and benefiting overall health. With a variety of cooking methods and accompaniments, this dish offers many possibilities for satisfying the palate while looking after your vitality.

References :
(1) Calder PC. n-3 Fatty acids and cardiovascular disease: evidence explained and mechanisms explore. Clin Sci(Lond) 2004 July;107(1):1-11.
(2) Aida Zarfeshany, Sedigheh Asgary, and Shaghayegh Haghjoo Javanmard. Potent health effects of pomegranate. Adv Biomed Res. 2014; 3: 100.


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