Cooking anchovies. Even though you might only know canned anchovies, you can actually buy them fresh (and cook them). The most common cooking methods for fresh anchovies are grilling and sautéing. Anyway, we have cooking times for you! Translation in French: anchois.
Cooking time anchovies
How do I cook fresh anchovies?
What to pair anchovies with?
Anchovies pair particularly well with strong, bold flavors, like garlic, lemon, and capers. Whereas you can add canned anchovies to a Caesar salad, a salade niçoise, tapenade or to top a pizza, fresh anchovies are often marinated (that’s called boquerones in Spanish).
Serve grilled or pan-seared anchovies with boiled potatoes, bell peppers, zucchinis, roasted tomatoes and onions.
Here’s how to prepare fresh anchovies. Fresh anchovies are delicate and highly perishable, so remove the head, guts, and backbone, then rinse and pat dry.
Cook fresh anchovies on grill
Cooking fresh anchovies on a grill. Grilling is a perfect way of cooking anchovies
1. Fire up your grill (medium heat)
2. Brush fresh anchovies with olive oil
3. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side until crispy and golden.
Cook fresh anchovies in pan
Cooking fresh anchovies in a pan. Sauteed anchovies are a real delicacy!
1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
2. Add fresh anchovies. Saute for 2-3 minutes until crispy and golden.
Anchovies are small, oily fish that belong to the Engraulidae family. They are found in abundance in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. These little fish are packed with flavor, thanks to their high oil content, and have been used in cooking for centuries.
Eating fish is good for your health! Fish is a great source of high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that can help improve brain function, lower the risk of heart disease, and reduce inflammation in the body. Incorporate fish into your diet to support your overall health and wellbeing.