Zest Frozen Anchovies To Add Dimension To Pizzas

Zest Frozen Anchovies to Add Dimension to Pizzas and More

Umami-rich anchovy can add another savoury dimension to a wide range of foods, but biting through giant chunks of the salty, pungent ingredient can be off-putting to even the most zealous anchovy eaters. But here's one easy way to add a more subtle flavour.

Alex Talbot of the frequently innovative culinary blog Ideas in Food has come up with a brilliant way to enjoy mellower, more evenly-dispersed anchovy flavour: stick anchovies (and their oil) in a mould in the freezer, then once they're frozen solid, grate them with a zester over pizza.

We love this idea so much that we plan on trying it not just with pizza, but in other anchovy-friendly dishes, like pasta puttanesca, Caesar salad, and eggs in purgatory.

Anchovy Zest [Ideas in Food]


Comments

    biting through giant chunks of the salty, pungent ingredient can be off-putting to even the most zealous anchovy eaters Blasphemy. If I could have a pizza with nothing on it but tomato sauce, cheese, and a thick layer of anchovies, I would.

      When I worked in a pizza place we actually had a customer that would order exactly that on a weekly basis. Double cheese, triple anchovies, nothing else. The smell of it cooking was... interesting.

    How to make the worst pizza in the world, well nearly and the smell cooking would turn you off.
    If you don't like anchovies or have an extreme allergy to them there are many better toppings
    to throw on.

    Took me a while but love anchovies now but you don't get them on pizza or any other dishes these days.

    I love anchovy fried rice. Really bitter & nice.

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