Recipe suggestions?

So today in the foodie shop I convinced myself that I’d finished up my last jar of anchovy fillets in olive oil and I needed to buy some more.

This was partially true. I did finish up a jar a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I forgot the episode inbetween then and now where I already bought a replacement jar.

Good job they’ll keep. But still, if anyone has any favourite recipes for the little buggers…

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10 Responses to Recipe suggestions?

  1. Kristine says:

    Pasta puttanesca is what I’d make with them, I love it — with hot peppers, black olives, capers, tomatoes, garlic and parsley. Very simple and also very spicy, I guess why they call it harlot’s pasta in Italian.

  2. rob says:

    In Real Fast Food Nigel Slater has a really good potato salad with anchovies that is just electric:
    12 medium waxy potatoes, 5 anchovy fillets, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons roughly-chopped parsley, ground black pepper

    Basically, mash the anchovies with a knife, then bung it all together with the other stuff to make a dressing. Slice the potatoes, mix it up with the dressing. De-licious.

  3. edward says:

    This is just cruelty to us Ph.D. students who can barely afford sauce to put on their pasta, let alone meat :(

  4. I heard that it was puttanesca because it was made of all kinds of stuff they could keep at the ready in the brothel kitchen.

  5. Sharon says:

    Rob, I have that book (it’s a bit of a grease-spattered, bent-up fave in fact), so I’ll look it up. And I have to give puttanesca a try.

    (Sorry, Ed.)

  6. edward says:

    That’s OK. Last night I was sustained on whatever packets of nuts and crisps I could forage from the student bar (where I was working so that I can afford further pasta)

  7. Rob says:

    Neapolitans make a pasta sauce with brocoli – boiled first – and anchovies fried with garlic and chili, which is good.

  8. Sharon says:

    It sounds as though it should be. I do have one favourite recipe with purple sprouting broccoli (which I like better than standard broccoli) and (long) pasta, some mashed up anchovies and a few squeezes of lemon juice. Trouble is that purple sprouting broccoli has a very short season…

  9. Apart from the Puttanesca, anchovies are a staple of Caesar salad and Napoletana pizza. Get thee to a search engine!

  10. Sharon says:

    As my mates can tell you, I lurrrrve pizza but I’m just way too lazy to make my own (and bought pizza bases are never the same)…

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