Turns out, we're loving the salty little fish right now. Here's how to use them in cooking
Anchovies: step forward. For so long, maligned – a salty treat enjoyed perhaps atop a pizza for the rarefied few – and now claiming a place in the palettes of the nation.
New research from 430 locations of high-street stalwarts Pizza Express has found the sales of sizzling, mozzarella-flecked wheels crowned with the tinned fish are up by a whole 16.5% in the last year.
But the little flavour bombs don't need to be reserved solely for Friday night takeaway. Pep up a load of dishes with their strong, savoury kick and be very please with yourself indeed.
Here are some of our favourite ideas.
1. Roast rib of beef with salsa verde
Via: Karen Thomas
Diced up anchovy in this herby, garlicky sauce is a touch of heaven.
2. Anchovy butter
Pound up some 'chovies to a paste and work through butter, before rolling into a log. Perfect for adding depth of flavour to a spaghetti dish or risotto.
3. Spaghetti puttanesca
A pure store cupboard ingredient delight for lazy evenings when only twirls of pasta will do.
4. Spicy kale salad
Jazz up your lunch with an anchovy-spiked dressing. You won't look back.
5. Courgette and anchovy pizza
This is an amazing meld of fresh and salty. Oh-so good.
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