mozzarella toasts with basil, tomatoes and anchovies

by Sam on February 1, 2012

mozzarella toasts with basil tomatoes and anchovies

Anchovies are one of my favourite things.  Perhaps because of the intense saltiness, I love to eat them straight out of the jar. I add them to sauces becuase they melt away leaving behind a fabulous flavour.

Did you know that anchovies are the main flavour component of Worcestershire sauce?

I wanted to eat these delicious Mediterranean Delicacies anchovies in a way where I could fully appreciate them. I made these open toasted sandwiches by simply toasting slices of baguette, covering the other side with Mozzarella and placing them under a hot grill until the cheese had melted. I then topped them with vine ripened cherry tomatoes which I had halved and tossed with some MD Basil Pesto and an anchovy fillet. With just salt, pepper, a drizzle of balsamic,  a few rocket leaves and capers, this made a delectable snack.

the fabulous mediterranean delicacies anchovies

What I love about these is they have everything going on.  The raw and the cooked, the crispy and the soft, the creamy, the salty and the fresh.

Anchovies are so versatile and easy to make into quick and simple meals.  Stir through warm pasta with olive oil and loads of Parmesan, make them into a tapenade, add to salads, use in dips and sauces.  I am never with out a jar (or two) in my fridge.

a flavour packed snack

Mediterranean Delicacies can be found at select Pick n Pay, Shoprite Checkers, Spar, Fruit & Veg City and independent retailers nationwide.

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nina February 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Yum, I swear I could finish off a whole platter of these little toasties. Sam, you are good girl!!

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