Moderate in flavor with a soft texture.
Similar to smelt and sardines.
These small, oily 1-2 inch blue Anchovies are rich in flavor with a soft texture. Don’t confuse the strong, salty taste of canned Anchovies with the unprocessed whole fish–the preservation process is what creates the distinct fishy taste.
Anchovies are slightly similar to smelt and sardines, with a hint more umami flavor.
Cooking Tips & Recipes
Anchovies are typically consumed whole, with the head on bones in.
Similar to smelt, cooking methods that create crispy exterior are well-suited for Anchovies (fry, broil, grill).
Marinate Anchovy fillets to create a better-than-canned accoutrement.