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Marinated raw anchovies

Little did we know growing up about the polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids anchovies have to offer. We did know that the anchovies are very very tasty and one of the cheapest fish in Greece. There are different ways to prepare this delicious fish, but I like to share this easy recipe with you: Marinated raw anchovies!

Magical moments by the sea

You can call this recipe an appetizer, a first or a main dish, but to me it’s a meze. It’s a dish for those magical moments when we sit with friends by the sea and drink ouzo, talking about everything and nothing, solving all the problems of the world. The blue sky the same color as the sea and the boats in front of us. Friends and family passing by and teasing us about what it is that we enjoy more; the ouzo or the meze.

Food philosophy

Most importantly are the people you are sharing this moment with. You see, since ancient times the Greeks have a special philosophy about food; what makes a perfect feast is not just the food, but also the good company.

We do warn you about trying this concept at home. This kind of moment is something like a ritual and you can only get the true experience when you are in Greece.

Fresh anchovies

For this recipe you need very very fresh anchovies. If you are not very very sure about its freshness, don’t make this recipe. The anchovies are blended with a mixture of parsley, dill, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. These ingredients are excellent sources of antioxidants, while the olive oil gives us an additional boost of the good monounsaturated fats that can help lower bad LDL- cholesterol.

Making marinated raw anchovies

To start this recipe, cut the anchovies and place them in rows next to each other on the bottom of a shallow dish.

Add the pepper…

And pour the lovely olive oil over the anchovies.

Sprinkle the parsley, dill, oregano and garlic on top!

Finish by squeezing the delicious lemons over the anchovies. Let it all marinate for 30 minutes, get the ouzo and enjoy!!

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2 medium garlic cloves, sliced (about 1 tablespoon)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Fresh juice from 2 lemons
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 kg fresh anchovies (Ask your fish seller to have them cleaned, scaled, and gutted)
Fine sea salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano


1 onion
1 red pepper
Lemon wedges (for serving)


1. Cut the anchovies and place them in rows next to each other on the bottom of a shallow dish (Like in the pictures of this blog).
2. Add the pepper and pour the olive oil over the anchovies.
3. Sprinkle the parsley, dill, oregano and garlic on top and squeeze the lemons over it.
4. Set the anchovies aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Servings : 4-6 people
Ready in : 15 Minutes
Recipe Type : Fish

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