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Marinated Anchovies

I just got back from three days on the Ligurian coast with Mamma Parla. We were in the Cinque Terre mostly, where anchovies are a specialty. They are served grilled, stuffed, fried, salted, and marinated in lemon. The latter perparation, called acciughe al limone, is pictured above. Fresh anchovies are decapitated, gutted, and “cooked” in lemon juice overnight. The result is fresh and tangy. I recommend trying them at Trattoria “Da Billy” in Manarola and La Lampara in Riomaggiore.

2016-01-07T03:39:58+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Fish, Gastronomic Traditions, Liguria|3 Comments


  1. shayma April 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    my favourite is the acciughe al limone. it’s sad that lots of people turn their nose up at anchovies- but there are so many different ways of preparing them. maybe some ppl get put off after trying them on “pizza” from places like domino’s or pizza hut!

  2. Mamma Parla April 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I was never a big fan until visiting Cinque Terre where eating acciughe prepared so many different ways (loved al limone the best!)made a convert out of me.

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