Boquerones (White Anchovies) With Grapefruit and Pickled Peppers

You either love them or hate them – and I happen to LOVE boquerones! What are they? They are simply fresh anchovies, preserved in a marinade of vinegar and olive oil.  These aren’t the canned, salty version used in caesar dressing or in anchovy paste – these are a DELICACY! There are a few different ways I like to enjoy them.  One way is by topping them with diced pickled carrots and shaved sweet onion.  But today – it’s with pink grapefruit, pickled jalapeños pepper and olive oil!

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Simply peel the grapefruit and remove the segments.  Place the grapefruit segments and anchovies on a platter alternating between the two. unnamed-6Garnish with pickled jalapeños , a sprinkling of black pepper and a drizzle of good olive oil. unnamed-7

Grab a fork and dig in! I serve this as an appetizer but honestly, could have it all to myself for a complete meal. unnamed-5I picked up these boquerones from Half Shepherd Market here in Athens.  I love this neighborhood grocery and cheese shop in Normaltown on Prince Avenue.  They serve up great sandwiches, soups, coffee, tea and hot foods to take home too.  AND – they use my peach pepper jelly in one of their sandwiches! And….they sell my pickles and pepper jelly by the jar. So – wink wink! Y’all should head over there this weekend and check ’em out! And if they happen to have their deviled ham in the deli case – Grab a tub of it! It’s one of my favorite road trip snacks.

Happy Snacking!

~Angie

 

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About angietillman

Free spirited southern gal... owner of a gourmet pickle company in Athens, GA. www.phickles.com Wife and mother of 3... I love writing, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and enlightening books & conversations. Finding my purpose little by little every day... Hoping to leave a legacy of love & grace by a full circle kinda life. "Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you." ~Maya Angelou
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