Saturday, January 16, 2010

Alici anchovies and green beans with rice

I started making this dish for lunch this past week.

I use Alici anchovies bought from Murray's, blanched green beans, and rice. These are my favorite white anchovies. I like them better than any I've eaten from Citarella, even from the ones made in house at Lupa and Otto (all of which can sometimes feel a bit slimy). The Murray's description says that they are from Italy and marinaded in vinegar and herbs.

The first time I ever had non-canned anchovies like these was when I visited San Sebastian in 2002. They appeared on various kinds of pintxos. I never thought I'd get a chance to eat them again, at least in the US, until I just happened to find them a few years after arriving in New York.

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