Turkish Battered Mussels

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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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The Balīk Pazarī, fish market, and adjoining Çiçek Pasajī, flower alley, in the Galatasaray district of Istanbul’s old commercial and diplomatic area, have some of the city’s best street food. The star attractions are the fried mussel stalls, where raw shelled mussels strung on small wooden skewers are dipped in a simple beer batter and deep-fried, then served as they are with a dribble of garlicky tarator sauce or in a split chunk of fresh white bread with a squeeze of lemon.