Turkey: worth a try! Fish dishes
We have talked on Foodcritic.kz the meat and soups Turkey. but today I want to tell something else about fish . After all, Turkey is, after all, a Maritime state surrounded by water and fish there is plenty.
The most common fish is, of course, crucians and perch. Only marine. Redfin, which we called Dorada (some Dorado . and English seabream ) and Almaty which is sold in supermarkets at exorbitant prices, Turkey is called Chopra . Cook the bream is often grilled, and best of all, when slightly roasted, and carp inside remains juicy and sweet.
The most delicious Dorada . I ate in Turkey was in the restaurant on the square in Ortakoy in Istanbul. The names do not remember, but to find the restaurant easily – he’s in the center of the square, and this is the only place where there is a hall with a beautiful sea view on the third floor.
Redfish, known in the us as Branzino (seabass) . in Turkey is called Levrek . It is a fish with more dense and lean meat than bream. Reminiscent of a walleye. For those who like fish low-fat diet. But I still prefer more juicy and sweet carp levrek Delicious cooked in the Asian side of Istanbul, in the district of Kadikoy .
However, the Kadikoy district, and indeed the Asian side is famous for its fish markets and restaurants.
Progrsssive fish market in Kadikoy, I found such fish, which can not be found not only in Almaty restaurants. but even in Istanbul.
Only the flying fish were presented in several forms. As many species of marine fish were completely unfamiliar to me.
In Turkey the prized swordfish – and it is really very good, especially in the form of skewers. The taste is rather close to the sturgeons, though belongs to the order Perciformes.
After watching amazing marine fish at good price, I decided that following my trip to Istanbul I will not live in the hotel, and to rent an apartment and cook yourself something to write on Foodcritic.kz
In addition to fish, in Turkey, you can try and other inhabitants of the deep sea: from cuttlefish to octopus . They are cooked the same way as everything else – grilled with lots of spices.
But the most favorite in Istanbul not only by tourists but also by locals dish is fish in a bun or Balik ekmek . a kind of Turkish fast food . Find Balik ekmek can almost all coastal street food, very popular place at the Galata bridge.
How to make Balik ekmek
Preparing this fish sandwich is extremely simple. Right when you cook roasts on the grill fillet of fresh fish (usually mackerel, but may be, in principle, and other marine fish). By the way, mackerel is delicious
Then puts the fillets into a loaf (a small loaf), adds chopped onions, herbs and spices is already depending on the imagination – and all you can eat! Sometimes it is very tasty. Especially if you do not have a Balik ekmek at the table, and to take the ferry and enjoy the warm fresh fish in a bun, rocking on the waves of the Bosphorus
Enjoy your culinary travels!