The one pilaf you can guarantee to find in the Black Sea region is hamsili pilav. Long famous for its anchovies, the Black Sea is also well known for this rice dish made with them. It is often served on its own with lemon wedges to squeeze over it, or with other fish dishes. Sprats or small sardines could be used in place of fresh anchovies. Similar pilafs include prawns, mussels, scallops and octopus these are sautéed in butter before being added to the rice, buryani style.
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