Parsley and Anchovy Sauce

By • November 8, 2013 • 3 Comments

Author Notes: Variations:
Add 2 teaspoons capers and a pinch of dried chile flakes.
Add the grated zest of 1 lemon

Makes just over 1/4 cup

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 salt-cured anchovy fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Pound garlic clove to a purée using a mortar and pestle.
  2. Add the anchovy fillets and continue to pound.
  3. Once puréed, add the juice of 1/2 lemon, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Stir to dissolve the salt and whisk in extra-virgin olive oil.
  5. Stir in parsley.
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about 1 month ago Hector Lahera

Add a bit of it to anything you cook that is good but is missing "something".


9 months ago Dave Leckrone

I just joined and hate to be dumb. This sauce sounds great bu what do I use it for.


7 months ago Joy Belamarich

This is one of my favorite sauces -- I make a batch for dinner parties and slice some baguette or focaccia for dipping. It's also great drizzled on simple creamy soups, and I imagine would be tasty tossed into a summer pasta salad.