Bagna Calda

February 24, 2012
6 Ratings
Photo by Simple Comfort Food
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

A warm Italian dip that is made with anchovies, garlic, butter, and olive oil. Vegetables or breads are commonly dunked into the warm bath of goodness. —Dax Phillips

What You'll Need
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 whole anchovies filets
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 loaf of rustic French bread, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh brocoli
  • 1/2 bunch cauliflower
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  1. Start by cleaning and preparing your vegetables. Trim the cauliflower and broccoli into florets for easy dipping. Take the other and cut them into large quarter slices. Keep in mind that you and your guests will use skewers or toothpicks to dip into the bagna calda.
  2. Once prepared, heat the butter, oil, garlic, and anchovie filets on medium to low heat. Skim some of the bubbles from the butter and discard. Occasionally stir the to melt away the anchovies. Keep the heat on low, and if possible transfer to a fondue plate or some type of warming dish. When you are ready, dip your vegetables, and bread into the bagna calda, and enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine. After having this as an appetizer, I thought that it would also be good drizzled over steamed vegetables later in the week.

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weshook February 25, 2012
steamed vegetables and rice or pasta! Yum!