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Marinated Salted Anchovies


Marinated Salted Anchovies

Available at good Italian delis, salted anchovies are a great alternative to fresh ones.

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Calories Per Serving


  • 1 Pound anchovies in salt
  • Coarse sea salt, to cover
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3/4 Cups white-wine vinegar
  • 1 red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 fat clove garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 chile, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Toasted bread, for serving


Remove the spines from the anchovies with your fingers, gently easing them out.

Rinse the anchovies in cold water. Place them in a single layer in a dish and add the juice of 1 lemon and vinegar. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Rinse them again and squeeze gently between sheets of paper towels or in a clean kitchen towel. Lay them on a serving dish and dress with the onion, garlic, chile, the remaining lemon juice, oil, and parsley. Leave them to marinate for 3 hours or up to overnight. If the oil sets in the refrigerator, wait for them to reach room temperature before eating. Serve with toasted bread.