Do you eat this stinky little fish?

When I was a few decades younger, I dated a Rock and Roll drummer named Billy who LOVED anchovies. But, I couldn’t stand those stinky little fish!

If we ordered pizza (which was often on a Rock and Roll budget), he would get half the pie covered with anchovies. And, if any of those smelly anchovies got onto any of my slices, it was ruined for me.

Bleachhhhhhhhhh!!! Disgusting! I would have to settle for a couple of garlic knots and a salad instead.

It’s interesting how tastes change as we grow older and wiser.

Today, I LOVE those stinky little fish!

And, they love me right back.

Turns out that anchovies are exceptionally good for health.

They are rich in:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Selenium
  • Iodine
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Protein

For such a tiny fish, they pack a big nutritional punch.

Most anchovies are salt-cured, so if you are salt sensitive, give them a quick rinse in water before using them.

I don’t necessarily eat them on pizza these days, but I do incorporate them into other delicious recipes.

Here are two of my favorite ways to enjoy anchovies:

Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken (the anchovies are in the Caesar salad dressing)

Aromatic Caulflower Putanesca

Try these stinky little fish.

And, if you want, put them on your pizza – just like Billy did.