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Anchovy fillets

What are anchovy fillets? About the ingredient anchovy fillets. Including 178 recipes with anchovy fillets, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Anchovies are a small sea-fish that is extremely abundant in the Mediterranean. Anchovies are rarely sold fresh.

Anchovy fillets are most commonly found layered with salt and oil in jars or cans and sometimes rolled around a caper.

They must be stored in the refrigerator once the jar or can is opened. In Asia, anchovies can be found salted and sun-dried.

Anchovy fillets are most commonly used in Italian cookery in sauces such as the tomato, garlic and caper based Spaghetti alla puttanesca and in southern Italy as a pizza topping.

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

They are also used in a very popular Swedish dish Jansson's Temptation which is a gratin of anchovy fillets and potatoes.

Storing leftover anchovies

Anchovy fillets freeze well. Roll up each fillet and freeze on a plate. Transfer frozen fillets to a zipper bag.

See: How To Store Leftover Anchovies for more recommendations and detail on the best way to store anchovies.

Rolled anchovy fillets

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 oz, boneless (28g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 58Calories from Fat 24
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.7g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 1027mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 8.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Anchovy fillets are usually found in the canned goods section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Anchovy fillets are a member of the Finfish and Shellfish Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do anchovy fillets weigh?

measure grams
1 oz, boneless 28
1 anchovy 4
1 can (2 oz) 45
5 anchovies 20

In Chinese:鳀鱼片
British (UK) term: Anchovy fillets
en français:filets d'anchois
en español:filetes de anchoa

Recipes using anchovy fillets

There are 171 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Alice's Zucchini Crust Pizza
Awesome Chicken Caesar Salad
Blackened Chicken with Caesar Salad
Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) and Pasta with White Bean and Anchovy Sauce
Caesar Salad Dressing
Caesar Salad II
Casual Korean Mak Kimchi
Delicious Spaghetti with Shrimp in Sicilian Sauce
Fillet of Salmon with Anchovies and Tomatoes
Ham n' Egg Wraps
Healthy Caesar Salad
Jansson's Temptation

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