Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Seafood Recipes

20/10/16: Horse Mackerel Stew (İstavrit Pilaki).
31/07/15: Seafood Pilaf (Deniz Mahsulleri Pilavı).
19/03/15: Anchovies - Ricotta Cheese Casserole (Lor Peynirli Hamsi).
15/12/14: Sea Bass with Fennel (Rezeneli Levrek).
08/10/14: Grilled Horse Mackerel/Bonito (Palamut Izgara).
04/08/14: Anchovies Tava / Fried Anchovies (Hamsi Tava - Black Sea Region).
20/06/14: Summer Salad with Tuna (Ton Balıklı Karışık Salata).
31/03/14: Fish Iskender Kebap (Balık Iskender - Istanbul).
12/02/14: Poached Mackerel (Uskumru Buğulama - Istanbul).
10/02/14: Mussel Pilaf (Midyeli Pilav / Midye Salma - Istanbul).
06/01/14: Shrimps with Swiss Chard and Chickpeas (Pazılı - Nohutlu Karides).
11/11/13: Fish with Spinach (Ispanakli Balik).
11/08/13: Shrimps in Olive Oil (Karides Pilaki - Istanbul).
21/08/13: Deep Fried Mussels (Midye Tava - Istanbul).
15/08/13: Stuffed Mussels (Midye Dolma - Istanbul).
22/07/13: Sardines Stuffed with Ricotta (Lorlu Sardalya Dolması - Istanbul).
01/07/13: Okra and Fish Stew (Balıklı Bamya - Aegean Region).
13/05/13: Salmon Steak with Molasses Sauce (Pekmezli Somon Tava - Istanbul).
29/02/13: Sultan's Pleasure with Fish (Balik Begendi - Istanbul).
08/02/13: Cinnamon Mackerel Stew (Uskumru Yahnisi - Istanbul).
15/02/13: Fish Manti (Balik Manti - Istanbul).
25/01/13: Shrimp Gratin with Mushrooms (Mantarli Karides Guvec).
29/10/12: Turkish Fish Wraps (Balık Dürüm).
10/09/12: Stuffed Mackerel (Uskumru Dolması).
06/08/12: Bonito Stew (Palamut Pilaki).
11/06/12: Fried Sardines (Sardalya Tava).
14/05/12: Fish Cooked in Milk (Sutlu Balik).
26/03/12: Grilled Mackerel with Mustard Sauce (Hardal Soslu Uskumru Izgara - Istanbul).
06/02/12: Fish with Chickpeas (Balikli Nohut - Aegean Region).
07/12/11: Fish Borek (Balik Boregi).
11/11/11: Shrimp Wraps (Karidesli Durum).
12/09/11: Roasted Fish (Balik Kavurma - Ayvalik).
25/07/11: Sardines on Turkish Bread (Sardalyali Ekmek).
13/07/11: Stuffed Tomatoes with Tuna (Ton Balikli Domates Dolması).
13/06/11: Grilled Mackerel (Uskumru Izgara).
18/04/11: Pomagranted Salmon with Kisir (Nar Eksili Samon ve Kisir - Istanbul).
07/03/11: Grilled Sardines Wrapped in Grape Leaves (Asma Yapraginda Sardalya - Aegean Region).
05/12/10: Fish Kofte (Balik Koftesi).
12/09/10: Sea Bass in White Sauce (Firinda Meyaneli Levrek).
08/05/10: Steamed Haddock (Mezgit Bugulama).
24/02/10: Haddock Soup (Mezgit Corbasi).
10/01/10: Codfish with Swiss Card and Sultana Raisin (İsviçre Pazısı ve Üzümlü Morina Filetosu).
22/10/09: Shrimp Saute with Tomatoes (Domatesli Karides Sote).
12/08/09: Fish in Bread (Balik Ekmek - Istanbul).
21/07/09: Smelt in Tomato Sauce (Domates Soslu Gumus Baligi).
16/06/09: Fish Bite with Shrimp (Karidesli Balik Lokmasi).
19/04/09: Shrimp-Feta Cheese Saute (Beyaz Peynirli Karides Sote).
11/11/08: Fish with Carrots Enveloped in Paper (Kagitta Havuclu Balik Dolmasi).
19/09/08: Artichokes Stuffed with Shrimp (Karidesli Enginar Dolmasi).
11/06/08: Shrimp Casserole (Firinda Karides).
14/04/08: Sea Bass Poached in Parchment Paper (Kagitta Levrek Bugulama).
09/02/08: Turkish-Style Fried Calamari (Kalamar Tava).
02/12/07: Shrimp Coctail in a Basket (Hamur Sepetinde Karides Kokteyl - Bosporus Style - Istanbul).
21/10/07: Sole with Butter (Tereyagli Dil Baligi).
30/08/07: Fish Salad (Balik Salatasi).
15/08/07: Fish Kebab (Balik Kebabi).
22/05/07: Sardines in Parchment Paper (Kagitta Sardalya).
31/03/07: Halibut with Lemon Butter (Tereyagli Kalkan Baligi).
18/03/07: Smelt (Gumus Baligi).
26/02/07: Shrimp Gratin (Karides Guvecte).
26/11/06: Shrimp in an Orange Basket (Portakal Sepetinde Karides).
20/08/06: Tiger Shrimp Salad with Flat Green Beans (Yesil Fasulyeli Karides Salatasi - Istanbul).
30/07/06: Halibut Steak with Tomato Sauce (Domates Soslu Kalkan Baligi).
16/07/06: Shrimp Kebab (Karides Kebabi).
02/07/06: Haddock Fillets with Sauce (Soslu Mezgit Baligi).
28/04/06: Puff Borek with Shrimp (Karidesli Puf Borek).
25/02/06: Fish Soup (Balik Corbasi).
23/12/05: Stuffed Dry Eggplants with Seafood (Deniz Mahsulleri Dolmasi).
17/12/05: Shrimp Balls (Karides Toplari).


At 3:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi binnur, i think your recipes are fantastic. I have recently bought some sprats and was wondering what was the best way to cook them?

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) You can cook with sauce like Haddock Fillets with Sauce or fry like Halibut with Lemon Butter. In each case it will be tasty:)

At 1:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi binnur. thanks for finally giving us decent translations of good turkish food! i was wondering about the sauce that you get with fried calamari - what's it made of ( and how is it made?!)

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I plan to post them this year, hopefully soon:)

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the super recipes Binnur! I lived in northern Turkey for several years and my favorite dish was a fish one. I think it was called "bulama". Could you please post that recipe if you have it? Tessekur ederim!

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I think you are asking Hamsi Bugulama which belongs to Northern Turkey:)

At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

When I was in Instanbul I bought roasted, stuffed mussels. I bought them on the street, next to the water. They were stuffed with rice and currants (I think), and we squeezed lemon juice on them. They were completely succulent. Do you have the recipe?


At 7:46 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Kristen,
I have the recipe:) I'll post it in the future.

At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do we make midye dolma =]
Thank you

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tolga,
I'll post it in the future:)

At 3:32 AM, Anonymous Enrique said...

Hey Binnur,
i bought a heap of spices from the markets in istanbul. Do you know any good recipes/uses for turkish lemon salt?

thanks heaps,


At 1:10 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Enrique,
We mostly use Turkish lemon salt to make pickles or jam instead of lemon juice to prevent the crystallization at home. It can be also used for food industry.

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...


Had a question about Turkish cuisine so I thought I would ask the expert :)

Is there an authentic dish called midye pilav? It is like midye dolmasi but instead the mussels are removed from their shells and added to the rice mixture.

I have tried this before and it was lovely, just wanted to know how authentic it is or whether it is a spin on a classic.


At 11:35 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sarah,

Thank you:) Midye Pilav is an authentic Turkish dish.

At 4:07 AM, Anonymous kapar said...

Hi when i was in turkey i had a shrimp guvec, i have tried but not been able to find a recipe, i'm hoping you maybe able to help. Thank you

At 6:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
While in Istanbul, we had a pancake filled with shrimp, vegetables and tomato sauce with melted cheese on top as a starter. It was really great!!! Do you know what it is called in Turkish and do you have a recipe for that?

Thank you!

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am going to post it in the future:)

At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
Would you have some favorite recipes for salmon? Thank you as always for your delicious, easy, healthy recipes! We love them! Ellerinize saglik!

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, I am one of ur biggest fan. I have to check ur website every single time before having friends over. I was wondering if you can add the recipe of Istanbul's deep fried mussels. Thanks for making our lives easier. Cheers


At 5:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Hazel,
Sure, I am going to post it in the future:)

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur Hanım, sizden midye tava tariffi varmi? Her denediğim tarriffleriniz muhteşem inşallah midye tava tariffiniz vardır.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkur ederim:) Midye tava tarifimi ve Turk mutfaginin diger midyeli tariflerini de yayinlayacagim:) Nedense midye tarafimdan biraz ihmale ugradi, hatirlattiginiz icin tesekkurler:)

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur hanım midye tava tarifiniz vermi? Ben New Yorkta yaşadığım halde bulamıyorum. Çok uzun zaman önce yemiştim ve sizin mutlaka muhteşem tarifiniz vardır. Ben Turkiyede uzun yıllar yasadım. Sizin sayenizde hatırladığım yemekleri ve tarifi bende olmayan yemekleri yapıyorum.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Evet tarifim var ama bir turlu resmini cekme firsatim olmuyor:(
Yayinlayacagim da, ne zaman bilmiyorum:)

At 5:17 AM, Blogger Doris said...

I just bought some iskorpit (black scorpion fish) - possibly the *ugliest* fish I've ever seen. The balikci said that it's good for soup: anything else I can do with it? Baked? Grilled? Pan-fried?

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Doris,
Actually, the soup made with Iskorpit is delicious, however, iskorpit is not good to grill or fry.

You can also make a salad.... Fish Salad, here;

or you can make Bugulama with it. I've already posted two different bugulama recipes for it, here Steamed Haddock
Sea Bass Poached in Parchment Paper

You should also know that the dorsal spines of iskorpit are poisonous. Therefore, it should be cleaned out by the fisherman.

At 5:28 AM, Blogger Doris said...

Hi Binnur,

The iskorpit did indeed make a splendid soup (and yes, I let the balikci clean it for me).

My new fish of the day: salpa. In googling I'm not turning up any recipes, just a warning that it allegedly can have hallucinogenic properties (eep!). I don't really suppose I have anything to worry about, but can you suggest how best to prepare it?


At 10:30 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Doris,
I've not heard of such a fish name before. Does it have another name?


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