Posts Tagged ‘anchovy’

Cauliflower Risotto

We culled our tomatoes plants this weekend and brought them inside in the hope that a little warmth might turn a few red. It felt like the true end of summer, winter coats and scarves are now being pulled on and the winter veg has started arriving. Bags of dark green curly kale, cauliflower, broccoli […]


Easy Flatbread Pizza

These pizzas are a great last minute dinner. So easy to make and a great (healthier) alternative to takeout pizza. You need to start with flatbreads rather than tortillas (try a turkish corner shop for the best) as they are sturdier and will hold up to the toppings better. I often make an absurdly quick […]


Spinach and Anchovy Tart

The anchovies are not overpowering at all, but lend a salty savouriness, that perks this up and stops it being bland.


Jansen’s Temptation

I saw this recipe in this month’s Olive for a Swedish dish of potatoes and onions layered, covered with cream and anchovies and baked with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. How can you go wrong? I ended up using this recipe from Hollow Legs and it was pretty good, although I’m not sure I was completely […]


Spaghetti Puttanesca

Ah, the holy trinity of capers, olives and anchovies, they go so well together. You can’t really beat a puttanesca, I used fresh tomatoes in this recipe, but that’s mostly because we had lots. I think this is perfectly fine with chopped tomatoes. The intensity of flavour in the anchovy, capers and olives see to […]


Bread and Dips

The parents came over for dinner this weekend to see my new flat, so in between frantic cleaning, I had to plan what to make, the perfect excuse to spend some time cooking new things! I recently went for dinner at the Portobello Organic Kitchen, which was fabulous, thankfully, we knew the chef so got […]



All the tastiest things (olives, anchovies, capers, garlic, parsley) blended into a paste and eaten with pasta. What could be tastier? This will keep for a few weeks in the fridge, if you cover it with a layer of oil. Ingredients 200g spaghetti grated rind and of 1 lemon and juice of ½ small bunch […]


Pasta with Anchovy and Tomato Sauce

More pasta and more anchovies. You may be forgiven for thinking I’m obsessed, which is partly true, but you can’t can’t really go wrong with pasta can you? And anchovies are the perfect storecupboard ingredient. Having spent most of the Bank holiday watching Jamie Oliver on BBC Food, I had a hankering for pasta, I […]


Herby Pasta

This was borne out of post pub hunger and trying to assemble something out of what was in the fridge. Thankfully you can’t really go wrong with garlic, capers, anchovies, olives and herbs (we had oregano and parsley). For some reason, we decided to stir in a bit of creme fraiche at the end, but […]


Pasta with brocolli, anchovy and chilli

This was inspired by a fabulous italian restuarant in Bloomsbury called Ciao Bella. They do really tasty reasonably priced Italian food. Anyway, I had this dish and it was amazing! Loads of garlic, anchovy and oil, everything you need for a good meal! So, a week or so later, when deciding what to have for […]