Friday, April 9, 2010

Marinated Anchovies

Fresh anchovy fillets, marinated in lemon, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sea salt.

I discovered how easy it was to make my own marinated anchovies on a recent trip to the Amalfi coast. We stayed in a small village called Praiano, and became well acquainted with the local fish monger, who provided us with these beautiful little fishes.


one kilo (two pounds) fresh anchovies, cleaned
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of 4 large lemons
3 T apple cider vinegar
1 T sea salt
handful fresh lemon leaves or fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Wash and dry anchovies and set aside in a large shallow bottomed bowl. Combine the next four ingredients and pour over anchovies. Leave to marinate overnight in fridge. Serve garnished with fresh parsley or lemon leaves, with hearty Italian bread for dipping in the beautiful oil.

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