INGREDIENTS FOR TRADITIONAL SPANISH MARINATED ANCHOVIES:

6 SERVINGS:

1 kilo Fresh Anchovies (Boquerones)

1 ¼ cup of White Wine Vinegar

¼ Cup of Salt

A 2 inch piece of fresh Ginger, sliced finely

½ cup of Virgin Olive Oil

Handful of finely chopped Flat Leaf Parsley

2 Tbspns Fresh Garlic, finely chopped or pushed through a garlic mill

1 Tbspn Black Pepper Corns (whole)

1 Finely chopped hot Chilli pepper (discard seeds if you do not like too piquant)

PREPARATION FOR TRADITIONAL SPANISH MARINATED ANCHOVIES:

Clean the Anchovies and take out the spine (cut from head underbelly to tail, remove head, flatten out Anchovy and remove spine easily)

Put the anchovies into a glass bowl and cover with one cup of  White Wine Vinegar, the salt and slices of ginger.   Cover, place in refrigerator and leave overnight.

After 24 hours remove the anchovies and throw away the marinade.

Prepare a new marinade with the Virgin Olive Oil, Parsley, Garlic, Black Pepper Corns and Chilli Pepper.

Mix the ingredients well together, add the anchovies and bottle in sterilized jars.

Leave for at least two weeks in the refrigerator prior to serving your Spanish Boquerones or Spanish Marinated Anchovies with a glorious glass of Spanish White Wine, toast or fresh bread……just delicious!

One of the best places in Spain for anchovies and fresh seafood is on the coast of the Costa Brava-nothing quite beats the taste of fresh fish barbecued on the beach- our Costa Brava Food and Wine Tour can be customized to include this and other memorable foodie experiences.