Surrounded by seas on three sides and blessed with an inland sea and lakes, Turkey has a cuisine that makes extensive use of seafood in its recipes.

Turkish seafood recipes and their local versions both in the north as well as southern parts of Turkey have by now become the cornerstones of Turkish cuisine.

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

Previous articlePilafs
Next articleMezes (Appetizers)