Egyptian Feseekh

Written by Asma

May 11, 2021

Fesikh is one of the most popular Egyptian foods that are served on Eid al-Fitr, and it is not only eaten by the Egyptians but in different parts of the Middle East.

Eid Feseekh

Egyptians love this recipe and serve it in different feasts. And although some people believe that this recipe is salty; but the benefits of it are numerous.
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Course: fish, Main Course
Cuisine: Egyptian
Keyword: mullet fish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Asma


  • 1 kilo of herring fish
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chili
  • 2 tablespoons of Nigella sativa
  • 5 Plastic bags for packing
  • A sealed container


  • Wash the fish very well; then drain it very well and leave it at room temperature.
  • Mix the salt with the chili and the black seeds
  • Put the salt and the black seeds in the head of the fish, and put some mixture of salt, chili, and nigella
  • on the fish
  • Place each fish individually in a plastic bag, placing them in a jar
  • Closing the jar very well; then wrap the jar again with the plastic bags so that the air does not penetrate into it
  • Leave for about and 15 days to 20 days at room temperature.
  • Serve and enjoy your Feseekh with tahini sauce!


Calories: 134kcal | Protein: 15.3g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 76.5mg | Fiber: 3g
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