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May 10, 2010 08:42 AM

White Anchovies???

Where can I find these little fellows?

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  1. I've only found them in SF, pretty awesome and nothing like those in a jar or canned ones. Maybe Point Loma Seafoods?

    1. I think I saw those in the deli counter of the Hillcrest Whole Foods Market. You might want to give them a call first to make sure they're in stock.

        1. re: jmtreg

          Are they better, less fishy than the canned ones?
          I love anchovies on Pizza, pasta, etc but rarely have them because my wife hates the smell.
          I want to say I saw some at Trader Joe's once but not sure about that.

          1. re: pantani

            I'm not sure, because I don't really eat anchovies, but they were in a plastic tub.

            1. re: jmtreg

              They are different and IMHO better whole. The old canned stuff is good for recipes.

            2. re: pantani

              They are totally different than the canned ones, not put up in oil, it's like eating a tiny fillet of white fish, very mild and tasty. Oh, and no little hairy bones.

          2. The Hillcrest Whole Foods carries excellent Spanish white fillets, the ones cubano mentions. Though they are packed in olive oil and the plastic tub, the quality is great. The Spanish know how to preserve seafood. They can be found in the cured meats/canape ingredient section.


            1. eatemup..
              what are you going to do with those little fellows?

              4 Replies
              1. re: Beach Chick

                Actually I'm going to make "Anchovies 2 ways." A white anchovy sitting on a deviled duck egg and then an anchovy and herb sauce (using regular -- not white -- anchovies) over grilled salmon and radiichio (sp?). The latter recipe I got from Chef Paul Bartolotta when he did a class at Macy's during the last San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. I need a wine pairing -- Sauv Blanc?

                1. re: eatemup

                  are you going to grill the radicchio?
                  sounds lovely..(except the duck egg) not into that kind of stuff.
                  Sauv Blanc sounds good..maybe ibstatguy will chime in since he is the wine guy!

                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    I'll saute the radicchio but grilling would work too.

                  2. re: eatemup

                    That sounds delicious. An atypical suggestion: a good dry riesling, Alsatian if possible. Somehow this wine is overly associated with Asian foods or dessert over here, and could certainly stand a makeover. Mona Lisa sells a decent Gentil Hugel at the correct price. Really good.