Monday, July 14, 2014

Fresh Marinated Anchovies – Acciughe Marinate alla ligure

One of the great pleasures for travelers visiting Italy, particularly small villages on the Mediterranean sea, is to taste some typical dishes.  For those who enjoy fish or feel a bit adventures to try something different I highly recommend fresh marinated anchovies.  This is a simple recipe that will take just minutes to prepare and enjoy with a local glass of chilled white wine.  Buon appetito.


2.5  pounds anchovies, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, 3 lemons, parsley, basil, 4 garlic clove, salt, pepper


Step 1:
Carefully clean the anchovies, remove the entrails, the head and the fish bones, rinse inside and out under cold running water and dry on kitchen paper.
Step 2:
Meanwhile, mix in a bowl 4 table spoons of vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper and let marinate the anchovies in this mixture for about 2 hours.
Step 3:
When the marinating is done, drain and discard the liquid from the anchovies. Then, place the anchovies, side by side, on a flat dish.
Step 4:
At this point, mix in a small bowl some olive oil, chopped parsley, chopped basil, 4 garlic clove (chopped) and a pinch of salt. Then, pour this mixture over the anchovies.

Step 5:
Let rest the anchovies in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours and then serve them. The anchovies will be very tasty!

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