Cooking re: sardines and anchovies


#1

I think I could eat canned anchovies if it weren't for their overly salty and fishy taste. I was wondering if the cooks in the house had any tips on how to get rid of these flavors.

Oh, and can anchovies be grilled?

Pax Tecum.


#2

The only thing that I would canned anchovies for would be a Caesar salad and a Puttanesca sauce. Try tio work with the saltiness(anchovies were once used as a salt substitute in Italy-there was a tax on salt ant that is how the got around it).I tend to use anchovies that are preserved in salt then I just wash them off.I would say maybe canned ones could be washed offf and maybe put in some milk to gcut the fishiness.Like I said before work with the ingredient-not against it
I personally like them on pizza!:D


#3

Fresh anchovies can be grilled - just as you would any similar fish. Canned , salty anchovies are usually used in moderation so you get the flavour but it does not overcome the other flavours. A lot of the saltiness can be rinsed off under running water , the fishy taste in inherent. These flavours however are the reason most people eat them - plus of course nutrition.:knight2:


#4

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