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Baked Fresh Anchovies with parsley, capers and peperoncino

Baked Fresh Anchovies with Herbed Bread Crumbs

Delicious served with a tossed green salad!
Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 265kcal


  • 24 Fresh Anchovies cleaned & deboned
  • 30 grams Capers packed in salt and rinsed 30 grams
  • 20 grams Dried bread crumbs 20 grams
  • 1 handful Parsley a generous handful
  • 1 Garlic clove peeled
  • 1 Peperoncino hot chili pepper
  • 35 grams Extra-virgin olive oil 35 grams (2 - 3 tablespoons)
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).

How to clean the anchovies:

  • To clean the anchovies:
    Fresh anchovies for frying, marinating, sauces or stuffing
  • Remove the fish heads.
  • Run your thumb along gthe belly side of the anchovies to open them up.
  • Starting at the head end of the anchovy, gently lift up the fish bone and remove.
  • Rinse the anchovy and set aside

Prepare the herbed bread crumbs:

  • Combine the capers, bread crumbs, peperoncino, parsley and garlic clove in a food processor and process until minced.
    Baked Fresh Anchovies with parsley, capers and peperoncino

Assemble the anchovies for baking:

  • Spread out the cleaned anchovies, skin side down, on a baking sheet lined with oven paper.
    Fresh anchovies ready to bake
  • Sprinkle the herbed breadcrumb mixture on top of the first layer of anchovies, salt and then place a second layer of anchovies on top.
  • Sprinkle on additional herbed breadcrumbs, then another layer of anchovies, salt and add more breadcrumbs.
    Sprinkle the anchovies with herbed breadcrumbs
  • Continue until you have used up all the anchovies and herbed breadcrumbs.
  • Generously drizzle the anchovies with extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Bake the anchovies until golden, about 20 minutes.
    Baked Fresh Anchovies just out of oven
  • Delicious served with a tossed green salad!


Serving: 150grams | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3mg