Anchovy Pilaf

Hamsi Pilavi

Preparation info

  • To Serve

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Anchovies are a great favourite along the Black Sea coast and different methods of cooking them are hotly debated; in fact the people of the region are often teased that they would even make jam out of anchovies! This recipe, which comes from Trabzon, combines anchovies with rice in an unusual pie-like pilaf. You can reduce the amount of spices to suit your taste and use small fresh sardines instead of the anchovies.