Bible Foods: Fish, Honey, and Almonds


Here I go again with the recipes.  I need to first acknowledge that salmon (the fish in the recipe) is not mentioned in the scriptures, though it is considered Kosher as a “clean fish [Lev. 11].”

I was looking for something a little different for dinner and as a pescetarian was looking beyond just the veggie options.  So here is a recipe which honours (if not equates to) biblical fare.


  • 2 Salmon Fillets (100 – 150 g each) [Leviticus 11:9]
  • Honey 2 TBS [Proverbs 24:13]
  • Wholegrain Mustard (prepared) 1 TBS [the Bible reference is difficult as the reference may not be of the exact type we would call mustard today, though our mustard was common in Roman cookery –  Luke 17:6]
  • Dijon Mustard (prepared) 1 heaped tsp  [Luke 17:6]
  • Slivered Almonds 1 heaped tsp [Numbers 17:8]
  • Salt – just a pinch [Mark 9:50]
  • Olive oil – just a splash [1 Kings 17:12]

Preheat oven to 190 C /350 F.  Place a large piece of foil into an oven pan and lightly rub with olive oil.  Place the fish skin side down onto the oiled foil, and gently rub a pinch of salt into each fillet.  In a bowl mix the honey and mustards, then spoon the mixture onto the fish, spreading it evenly. Then place the almonds onto the honey coated fish.  Make a “tent” of the foil, and then place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Carefully open the foil tent and serve fish using a spatula to life it from underneath to leave the mustard grain and almond coating intact.

As always, let me know how you get on with it.




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