ANCHOVIES COL VERDE
Shelf life 2 days from delivery (keep refrigerated)
No cooking required
Takes 3 minutes
Ridiculous quality Cantabrian anchovies, hand-filleted and soaked in water until they are tolerably salty. These are supplied with very finely chopped parsley & garlic, and olive oil from Jacqui at La Bandiera in Bolgheri. Bread is not supplied, but essential to properly enjoy the dish.
"I met this dish in Barbaresco, on a wine trip to visit producers in the Langhe. It was love at first sight. As in many landlocked zones of Italy, the local fish cuisine revolves around salted anchovies and salted cod. This preparation is particularly delightful, and the presentation (burying the fish under a carpet of green, rather than dressing them with the parsley and mixing), one of my proudest moments." Jacob Kenedy.
This is a punchy dish, and very wine-friendly: look for a well-achitectured rosé, structured and weighty white, or a red that is either robust or peppery. For an especially precise pairing, try a timorasso or erbaluce.