the following recipe brings a bit of the oriental spices' mystery. the star of the most popular flavors of india in ancient times is the white sesame and we will use it in this recipe. it is said that it used to treat various diseases and that it was being offered to gods.
although its origins are african, india is the country which first cultivated sesame and recognized his properties. in hindu culture, sesame seeds are the symbol of immortality, sesame oil being used in rituals.
consumption of seeds and sesame oil is considered an act beneficial to health, women valuing it for its beneficial virtues about fertility and beauty (in combination with honey), and men are being offered to increase their energy and physical strength.
current indian traditions associate the sesame with luck and wealth.
tiny sesame seed has a strong taste, and has a high content of iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, vitamin b1 and vitamin e. it is rich in lignans, natural antioxidant and anti-cancer phyto-estrogens. it turns out that the maximum benefit is obtained when we use the seeds ground in sesame paste (tahina).
this recipe of salmon with orange and white sesame, inspired by the stories of scheherazade, will be beneficial for your skin and hair beauty. the omega-3 fat acids from salmon, vitamin c from the oranges, multi-vitamins and minerals in honey perfectly complement the properties of sesame seeds. i added a dash of tabasco sauce, to freshen the combination, like a recipe for aromatherapy.
paprika and black pepper will stimulate your metabolism and blood circulation (attention, it's not indicated in heart disease, blood pressure, etc.), with beneficial results on the general tone.
-2 salmon fillets (for 2 persons)
-1 ripe orange
-2 teaspoons of white sesame
-virgin olive oil
-few drops of tabasco sauce
-1 teaspoon of honey
grease a baking dish with olive oil. rinse the salmon and place it in the tray. sprinkle it with salt and pepper. squeeze half of the orange over the salmon fillets.
then sprinkle the salmon fillets with honey and a teaspoon of tabasco. cover with foil and let them marinate for 20 minutes.
sprinkle the sesame.
cover again with foil and put the pan in the oven. bake with foil to keep the salmon juicy and to avoid the sesame seeds burning.
bake at 180 degrees, for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes, to be very lightly browned, but still the seeds to remain white.
garnish with fresh slices of orange (which can be squeezed just before serving for extra flavor).
this unusual recipe is very pleasantly scented, bringing a touch of exotic oranges, and discreet aroma of melted honey underscores the prevailing taste of the white sesame.
salmon lends itself well to exotic combinations, and this recipe brings a new look, mysterious and charming as a white oriental veil, gentle and seductive.
try it; you will not regret it and your skin will shine if you make a habit of consuming these ingredients.
enjoy your meal!