Salmon is a fish that is born in fresh waters, and then migrates to the cold seas of Norway, Scotland and Canada. Thanks to its pleasant taste, it is one of the most widely reared fish in the world. In trade it is also found wild, but it is less easy to find.
The tender meats and the delicate and tasty flavour make it versatile in the kitchen and suitable for the preparation of numerous recipes. But the salmon is not only tasty, it is also good for the health! Let’s discover together the nutritional characteristics.
Nutritive and beneficial properties
Everyone is aware of the goodness of salmon, but not everyone knows its nutritional properties and what it does to the body.
We start from the content of Omega-3, with its countless beneficial properties, of which the salmon is rich. Recent studies state that the greatest benefits in taking these polyunsaturated fatty acids you have consuming foods like fish and vegetables that contain them, rather than supplements. Omega-3 in addition to having an antioxidant action and to combat cellular aging, reduce the amount of triglycerides in the blood while increasing that of HDL cholesterol, the so-called “good” cholesterol.
From a nutritional point of view, salmon has a very high protein content, which makes it a great source of protein. makes it a valuable substitute for both white and red meat. It is also rich in vitamin D, fundamental for fixing calcium in the bones and useful for the prevention of several diseases.
Salmon in the kitchen
There are many and varied ways in which you can prepare this fish with a pleasant taste and with tender, full-bodied flesh. You can eat it fresh, cooked (grilled, baked, steamed, pan fried and poached), raw, marinated or smoked. Cooking times of the salmon are short, to keep their meat soft. Recipes range from appetizers, entrees and main courses.
Taking advantage of the arrival in the autumn season of fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges and pomegranates, at the restaurant Il Piccolo Mondo you can enjoy as an appetizer a tasty salad with marinated salmon, pomegranate and orange.
The recipes for preparing quick and easy first courses are different and among these are the following classic salmon pens with cream, but you can experience a more sought-after recipe
like salmon dumplings and double pepper. The ingredients are: potato dumplings, smoked salmon, black pepper and pink pepper in grains, butter, brandy, salt and parsley.
A secret to enhance the taste of salmon is to combine foods with flavours that fight it. An example is the grilled salmon slice with guacamole and sauteed broccoli, a main course of the menu of Il Piccolo Mondo, where the spiciness of this famous Mexican sauce enhances the flavour of the fish.
If you love salmon but not only, at Il Piccolo Mondo you will find a menu full of recipes made with care and creativity.
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