Anchovies in green sauce

Anchovies in green sauce

Acciughe in salsa verde

By
From
Simple Cooking
Makes
300 g
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

Italians normally use parsley, basil or rocket as the green base for a salsa verde, a dish that is often made with rather unorthodox ingredients by non-Italian chefs. When you come home and feel a little peckish for something salty, these anchovies on toasted bread are miraculous.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g perfect anchovy fillets in oil

Salsa verde

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 large slices country bread, crusts removed
1 big bunch flat-leaf parsley, very finely chopped, without the stalks
1 small chilli, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and puréed
10 little cornichons, very finely chopped
15 salted capers, soaked, drained and very finely chopped
extra virgin olive oil, as required

Method

  1. Drain the anchovies and put a layer of them in the base of a narrow, medium-sized ceramic container.
  2. To make the salsa verde, pour the vinegar into a bowl, add the bread and soak for a few minutes. Remove and squeeze dry, then finely chop. Put into another bowl with the parsley, chilli, garlic, cornichons and capers, and mix well, adding enough olive oil to achieve a sauce consistency.
  3. Cover the anchovies with a layer of salsa verde, then top with another layer of anchovies. Repeat until all the anchovies are covered with sauce. Add enough olive oil to cover everything, and refrigerate for a day, after which the anchovies are ready to eat. Keep refrigerated for up to a week.

Leftovers

  • This salsa verde can be used in many different ways. When making this recipe, you could make double the quantity of the salsa verde and use as a perfect accompaniment for any cold meats, or as a tasty dip for canapé-type dishes.
Tags:
Simple Cooking
Antonio
Carluccio
Carlucio
simple
easy
fast
quick
weeknight
midweek
mid-week
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again