Anchovy Fillets in Oil (Wheel), 1kg


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Anchovy Fillets in Oil (Wheel)

1kg Tub

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Anchovies are tiny silver fish, about 3 to 8 inches (7.5 to 20 cm) long, from the Mediterranean.

The fish are washed in a brine solution, then packed whole, heads and all, into large barrels and salted. They are allowed to cure like this for 6 to 8 months at room temperature, which develops the taste.

Most Anchovies used to be sold at this stage, as Salted Anchovies. Some prefer still prefer the taste of these dried whole ones, though they are a bit more work, as you will want to remove any obvious bones. You can still buy these jarred or tinned, or loose at some delis.

Some Anchovies are allowed to continue maturing past the 6 to 8 months, until they become soft and liquidy and are sold to makers of sauces such as Worcestershire sauces and Asian fish sauces. Most, however, at the end of these months of curing in salt, are refrigerated to stop the maturing process. They are washed in water, the skins are rubbed off, and the head and tails removed. After another wash in brine, then they are hand-filleted (do you see now why your mother told you to stay in school?) Each fish produces two small fillets. The fillets are layered into tins with oil, cleaned and boned and ready to use. This labour-intensive process accounts for how expensive a little tin can seem.

On cooking, Anchovies melt away and blend into whatever you are cooking them with. They don't leave a fishy taste, just a salty one.

It will make such a difference using these good-quality anchovies
  • 30 anchovy fillets
  • ½ a fresh red chilli, sliced
  • 1 heaped teaspoon lilliput capers, rinsed if salty
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • zest and juice of ½ a lemon
  • 3 tomato passata
  • 85g/3oz mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to Cook:

Cut the anchovy fillets in half lengthways and add to a bowl with the sliced chilli -  feel free to use as much as you like
Add the lilliput capers
A couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and the lemon zest. Squeeze over a little lemon juice as well and mix up
Let the anchovies sit in the marinade for 15 minutes
Smear the tomato passata evenly over the pizza base
Scatter the torn-up pieces of mozzarella over the top
Evenly lay over the anchovy fillets, scatter over the Lilliput Capers and chilli
Sprinkle with a little parsley and seasoning
Drizzle with the leftover marinating oil and cook until crisp and golden

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