Anchovies – whether white boquerones, freshly cooked, salted, or smoked, are a classic Spanish tapa, an Italian addition to an antipasti platter, and a French delight. Boquerones are tender white anchovies lightly pickled in vinegar and olive oil. Salted anchovies are silky and tender, definitely different from your typical over-salted canned ones. Smoked anchovies are incredible with a tender smoky flavor. Be prepared to spend $40/pound for the good ones.
In addition to just serving them on their own with a slice of toasted and sea salted and olive oiled bread as a tapa or as part of an antipasti platter, we also use them in: