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feseekh (فسيخ)

Language: Egyptian Arabic

Description: Mullet dried in the sun and then salted. Described by many as putrid, nonetheless, this, with melouha, is a great Egyptian speciality. It is traditionally eaten during Sham El Neseem ("Smelling the Breeze"), a spring festival. However, poor methods or preparation have led to deaths, including Baldwin I, King of Jerusalem. It is soaked in markets, ready for use, and then tinned. The dangers lie both in the putrid fish and in the poor quality tins which are often caked with rust. The fish is tinned before your eyes.


feseekh
Feseekh on sale in Aswan

Ethnicity: Egyptian
Most frequent country: Egypt

See foods and dishes: melouha

Other web reference: Baheyeldin.com


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