fishSurrounded by seas on its three sides and blessed with an inland sea and lakes, Turkey has the privilege to extensively use seafood in its recipes.

Turkish seafood recipes and their local versions both in the northern as well as in the southern parts of Turkey have so far become the cornerstones of the Turkish cuisine.

Seasoned with various vegetables, herbs and spices grilled, steamed or fried, seafood is often used in soups, salads and pastas and even as main ingredient in appetizers.

Fish soup, bonito with vegetables, pilaf with anchovies, baked trout, fried mussels,octopus stew, stuffed squid, baked gilthead fish are the main examples of seafood meals.