Pan-Fried Red Mullet with Okra

Bamyali Barbunya


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By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

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This late-summer dish is a combination of two much-loved ingredients in Turkey. There’s the pretty pink sweet-tasting fish, which is called barbunya by the Turks and Greeks, triglia by the Italians, and red mullet or goatfish by the unpoetic English. And there’s the green bullet called bamya by the Turks and Arabs, ladies fingers’ by Malaysians, okra by the English and gumbo by the people of Louisiana.

Okra are edible seed pods that originated in Afric