Why does it say on my pack of dried anchovies "cook before consumption"?
I got this pack of dried anchovies from the Chinese Supermarket. I thought that the fish would be similar to the Icelandic dried fish (and they are). I was just shocked that I have to cook them. The primary reason I bought them is to have something tasty to snack on.
I'd appreciate any explanation. Are they not clean or in harmful when ate not cooked?