Sea Bass Pilav

Levrekli Pilav

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 35

Appears in
Istanbul Cult Recipes

By Pomme Larmoyer

Published 2015

  • About

This dish, sampled at Delicatessen, brings together several essential elements of Istanbulite gastronomy including fish, nuts and rice. Here, the crunchy almonds, pine nuts and pistachios end up being as soft: as the pilav in which they are cooked.


  • 250 g (9 oz) sea bass or barramundi fillets (skin removed)
  • 3 tablespoons


Coat the fish fillets with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, season with salt and set aside. Put the rice in a small bowl, cover with hot water and leave to soak for 30 minutes; drain in a colander or sieve, and rinse several times with fresh cold water. Meanwhile, Pre