Being the Egyptian national holiday that marks the beginning of spring, Sham El Nessim gives reason to Egyptians to gather with family and friends and enjoy the season’s traditional food: fesikh. This year we chose to share a healthy alternative, salmon.
What are the benefits of eating salmon?
Being lower in saturated fat than beef, salmon is a heart-healthy fish. It is rich in omega-3 fats (a type of health-promoting unsaturated fat), than most other fish varieties. Like most animal foods, it is rich in protein as well as many vitamins and minerals essential for human health.
Baked Salmon Fillet with Mustard and Dill
2 salmon fillets
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt, black pepper & cumin to taste
Mix all ingredients, except the salmon fillets, together in a bowl
Drizzle the sauce over the salmon. Bake 25 minutes, in a preheated oven, or until salmon is easily flaked with a fork. Garnish with fresh dill.