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Anchovy recipes

Published: April 12, 2021 at 9:57 am
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Make the most of salty anchovies with our easy recipes, from vibrant pasta dishes to fresh leafy salads

Looking to use up a tin of anchovy fillets? Want the best pasta recipes or an easy Caesar salad? See our ideas below, plus the best mackerel recipes and our best seafood recipes for more inspiration.


Anchovy recipes

Asparagus and anchovy pasta

For a speedy pasta dish teeming with salty flavours and added crunch, try our anchovy and asparagus pasta with a fennel seed pangrattato topper.

Two bowls of asparagus spaghetti

Sicilian pasta with cauliflower

Anchovies combine with saffron, romanesco cauliflower, breadcrumbs and more to make a pasta dish that’s packed with flavour and texture.

A large white bowl of pasta on a grey stone background with a white linen napkin

Oven-baked potatoes with capers and anchovies

Golden, crispy potatoes and salty anchovies make the perfect partnership in this rich and comforting Cretan dish.

Oven-baked potatoes with capers and anchovies

Spaghetti with anchovy, chilli and breadcrumbs

This classic Italian dish sees a handful of store cupboard ingredients – anchovies, chilli and breadcrumbs – mixed to make a simple but delicious dinner that’s ready in just 15 minutes.

Kale and anchovy fiorentina pizzas

Make anchovies shine alongside kale and runny eggs in this healthy take on Fiorentina pizza.

Fiorentina Pizza Recipe with Kale

Purple sprouting broccoli with anchovy sauce

A pungent garlic and anchovy sauce makes a great accompaniment to leafy seasonal purple sprouting broccoli.

Roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangere new potatoes

Lamb is coated in a salty anchovy butter alongside rich boulangère potatoes to make a show-stopping spring lamb dish.

Roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangère new potatoes

Salsa verde

The much loved Italian flavours of anchovies, capers, lemon and fresh herbs are mixed to make a punchy Italian salsa verde that’s perfect with grilled fish.

Salsa verde sauce in a pestle and mortar

Broccoli salad with anchovies and eggs

The ultimate dish for anchovy lovers: a salty caesar dressing using plenty of anchovies is topped over more anchovies and sprouting broccoli.

Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe with Anchovies and Eggs

Caesar salad

A creamy parmesan and anchovy dressing is drizzled over crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons and salty bacon lardons to create a classic Caesar salad.

Easy Caesar Salad Recipe

One-pot pasta with anchovies and tenderstem broccoli

For a simple one-pot that’s packed full of savoury flavours, rustle up this anchovy and broccoli pasta and serve with a generous sprinkling of parmesan.

One Pot Pasta Recipe With Anchovies and Tenderstem Broccoli

Grissini with anchovy dip

Crisp, Italian breadsticks make for the perfect vehicle for this punchy anchovy and garlic dip.

Grissini with anchovy dip

Orecchiette with caramelised onions and anchovies

Caramelised onion and anchovies make a magical flavour combination, mixed with a handful of black olives and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar to create an umami-packed pasta dish.

Orecchiette with caramelised onions and anchovies

Puntarelle salad with anchovies and capers

This super-fresh puntarelle salad, brought to you Ombra restaurant's Mitshel Ibrahim, makes perfect use of anchovies by mixing with salty capers and plenty of garlic.

A green salad plated up

Radish salad with chicory and anchovy dressing

This simple yet delicious side salad from Notting Hill's Gold features a rich anchovy dressing poured over chicory and radishes.

Radish Salad Recipe with Chicory and Anchovy Dressing

Roast leg of lamb with anchovy, garlic and rosemary

This roast joint is taken up a notch with a punchy anchovy-rosemary rub, making for a show-off main to serve your friends and family.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Cauliflower, anchovy and raisin spaghetti

Anchovies are teamed with cauliflower, raisins and lightly toasted pine nuts in this vibrant and indulgent pasta dish.

Spaghetti Recipe with Cauliflower and Anchovy

Parmesan and anchovy straws

The salty twang from the anchovies elevates these crunchy parmesan straws, and makes for a perfect party snack with an added kick.

Griddled courgette salad with anchovies and capers

A zesty anchovy and caper dressing goes a long way in this charred courgette recipe, ideal served as a BBQ side dish or light lunch.

Griddled Courgette Salad Recipe with Anchovies and Capers

Pasta with kale, anchovies and lemon

Melting anchovies meet with kale, garlic and lemon in this light but comforting pasta dish that's ready in just 15 minutes.

Pasta with kale, anchovies and lemon

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