Anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus

Part of the herring family, this small, salty fish is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and contains a rich source of calcium, iron and vitamins.

Appearance

Sleek, salty, small, silvery fish - pinkish brown fillets

Size

About 10-15cm long

Source

Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean

Seasonality

Preserved fillets available all year round; best quality fresh March-September

Oil Content

High

Price Guide

Low

Portion Size

Usually filleted and preserved in salt or oil before transporting due to their fragility and small size - also their delicate flavour diminishes soon after being caught, so are rarely exported fresh.

Alternatives

Sardine, herring

How To Cook

A tasty addition, hot or cold, to salads, dips, relishes and sauces. Great when added to pasta sauces or as a pizza topping.



Fish Fact

It is said to be the favourite food for sailors, as a salted anchovy can help cure seasickness.

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