with extra virgin olive oil

Marinated anchovies with spnanis extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients (serves four)

- 700 g (1 1/2 lb) anchovies

- 1 clove garlic

- 1 onion

- 1/2 tsp paprika

- 1 bay leaf

- 50 ml (3 tbsp) sherry vinegar

- 2 tsp chopped parsley

- 250 ml (1/2 pint) extra virgin olive oil

- salt

Preparation / Directions

Clean the anchovies by removing the heads and extracting the innards. Rinse in cold water and dry well with a clean cloth.

Sprinkle with salt and fry in extra virgin olive oil for half a minute on each side. Remove and place in a casserole dish.

Use the same olive oil to sauté a garlic clove (left whole) and an onion chopped into rings; when they begin to clear remove from the heat and add the paprika, bay leaf and vinegar.

Add this mixture to the anchovies and leave to marinate for twenty-four hours.

The next day, check for salt and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Serve cold.