Friday, December 12, 2008

diner

Karaburun, Izmir
One of the small restaurants on the waterfront where you can eat fresh seafood.

9 comments:

Snapper said...

Is this a first? Colour? Bold and beautiful.

Virginia said...

I'm with Snap, that's just what I though too. Color is so right here. I am now hungry for some seafood. Curious what seafood you eat in your country.
V

monoblog said...

Thank you Snapper, this is not a first...

Thank you Virginia. Turkey is surrounded by four seas; the Black Sea, Marmara Sea, Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. That means, every month offers a new variety and delicacy of fish. Anchovies, sardines, bonito, bream, red mullet, sea bass, whiting, swordfish, turbot, and white grouper are all popular fish types. These are often grilled on charcoal or cooked in the style where the fish is flavored lightly with lemon and parsley and slow cooked, covered, until tender.
In northern Turkey, around the Black Sea, especially anchovy is usually coated with corn flour, fried, and served with a yogurt or tomato sauce. Fish is also salted, smoked, canned, pickled, or dried and served cold. Vegetable dishes are often accompanied by the fresh seafood.
Along the Aegean, where I live, octopus and calamary are added to the appetizers.
After being seated in a seafood restaurant, it is customary to visit the display to pick your fish and discuss the way you want it to be prepared.

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Kris said...

I like the lines on this one.

Rose said...

Oh... I love seafood...
Are you going to show us some pictures of their food too:)?

Petrea said...

Very talkative for you, Selim! Wonderful description. My husband John says he'll meet you there for lunch tomorrow. Bring beer.

I wish we could join you in reality, not just in our imaginations.

monoblog said...

Thank you Marco.

Kris, thanks for remarking the lines.

Rose, next time, I promise I will take some photos of the seafood they serve.

Petrea, you know you and your family are always welcome! Just let me know the dates in advance. Meanwhile, tell John that we'll have Turkish national drink, Raki, which goes best with seafood.

Petrea said...

We will look for Raki here, and save our pennies for the future.