I was sent an anchovy tasting box which is an unusual and beautifully presented gift. The tasting box contains 4 small jars of anchovies each stored in different flavoured oil. The jars contain double anchovy fillets in olive oil, capers, herbs de Provence and Italian chilli oil. The gift box also contains a special fork and a leaflet about the anchovies and some recipe suggestions.
You can find more recipe ideas on the Ciao Gusto website has a number of recipe ideas. I adapted one of the recipes to make these tasty canapes.
Here I fried some small sweet peppers before adding a chilli oil anchovies and mozzarella ball.
When I went to a Tuscan cooking course earlier this year, I had the most amazing tempura anchovies paired with sage. I am going to have to recreate these at home with some of these Delicious anchovies.
The anchovies are sourced from the Mediterranean using a traditional lampara fishing boat. In order to make the best anchovies, they are processed within 24hrs. After it has been caught, the fish is cured. The slower the curing the better the finished product. The anchovies are neatly laid into the jar and display a beautiful pinkish colour.
I am excited to be able to offer one of my readers the chance to win a tasting box like this for themselves (or as a thoughtful gift to a Foodie friend.) Just complete the Gleam entry below. Good Luck!
A Delicius Tasting Box
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