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Discover the Perfect Pairing: Grilled Salmon Fillet with Honey and Lemon with Our Viognier

Food and wine pairing is a subtle art, where each element seeks to sublimate the other to create a harmonious and memorable culinary experience. In the case of grilled salmon fillet with honey and lime, choosing the right wine to accompany this delicate dish is essential to appreciate its full flavour.

Our Viognier l'île, with its fruity aromas and lively freshness, is an ideal partner for salmon. Its aromatic richness, marked by notes of juicy apricot and roasted almonds, blends perfectly with the delicacy of the fish and the creaminess of the honey.

Grilled Salmon Fillet with Honey and Lemon :

Ingredients (serves 4) :

  • 4 fresh salmon fillets

  • tablespoons liquid honey

  • juice and zest of one lemon

  • tablespoons soy sauce

  • chopped garlic cloves

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Olive oil, for cooking

  • Lime wedges, to serve

  • Fresh parsley, chopped, to garnish


  1. In a bowl, mix together the honey, lemon juice and zest, soy sauce, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Reserve a small amount of this mixture for the marinade.

  2. Brush the salmon fillets with the reserved mixture and leave to marinate in the fridge for around 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat your grill or frying pan to medium-high heat. Brush the cooking surface lightly with olive oil to prevent the fish from sticking.

  4. Once the marinade is finished, remove the salmon fillets from the fridge and arrange them on the heated grill. Keep the remaining marinade for the sauce.

  5. Cook the salmon for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once, until golden brown and cooked to your liking.

  6. While the salmon is cooking, prepare the sauce by heating the reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

  7. Once the salmon is cooked, remove from the grill and arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle generously with the honey-lemon sauce.

  8. Serve the grilled salmon garnished with lemon wedges and chopped parsley. Serve with basmati rice or grilled vegetables for a complete meal.

By choosing our Viognier L'île to accompany this dish, you're opting for a wine that will bring out all the flavours, while adding a lovely freshness and liveliness. The apricot and almond notes of our Viognier L'île blend harmoniously with the sweetness of the honey and the freshness of the lime, creating a taste harmony that will awaken your taste buds.

When you taste this grilled salmon fillet with honey and lime in the company of a fruity, fresh Viognier, every mouthful is sublime. The flavours blend and complement each other, creating a perfect balance of salty, sweet and tangy. The salmon, tender and soft, is complemented by the silky texture and freshness of the wine, offering a real pleasure to taste.

What's more, Viognier's versatility means it can be adapted to a variety of salmon preparations. Whether you opt for a honey and lime marinade, as in our recipe, or for more exotic flavors such as ginger and coriander, Viognier will always rise to the occasion, adding a touch of elegance and refinement to every dish.

In conclusion, choosing a fruity, fresh Viognier to accompany a fillet of salmon grilled with honey and lime is a decision that is sure to delight your guests and enhance your meal. Its aromatic character and freshness make it an ideal partner to enhance the delicate flavours of the fish and create a delicious meal. So let yourself be tempted by this perfect marriage of food and wine.


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