Definition of anchovy
: any of a family (Engraulidae) of small fishes resembling herrings that includes several (such as Engraulis encrasicholus) that are important food fishes used especially in appetizers, as a garnish, and for making sauces and relishes
Examples of anchovy in a Sentence
a salad topped with garlic and anchovies
Recent Examples of anchovy from the Web
Brien's opening menu includes black bean hummus with roasted peppers ($5), a Basque flatbed with roasted garlic and white anchovies ($12), crab gnocchi ($23) and filet mignon with smoked onion Lyonnaise potatoes ($32). 4.
Lamb chops with mayonnaise flavored with mint, rosemary, and anchovy.
In its most classic form, this sauce is a combination of parsley, capers, anchovies, oil, and vinegar.
Diners can build their own from options including the standards plus items like crispy potatoes, pickled sweet peppers, vegan sausage and white anchovies along with more than half a dozen cheese varieties.
Top each quarter with a few baby arugula leaves and a piece of an anchovy fillet; secure with a toothpick.
Cut a few slices off the garlic clove (to taste) and add to the food processor, along with the parsley leaves, capers, anchovies, vinegar, oil and a pinch of salt.
Add garlic, anchovies and zest to skillet; cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Pseudo-nitzschia australis is a regular inhabitant of Monterey Bay, but the bloom in 2015 contained especially high levels of domoic acid, which led to closures of anchovy, sardine, shellfish and crab fisheries.
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Origin and Etymology of anchovy
First Known Use: 1582See Words from the same year
ANCHOVY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anchovy for English Language Learners
: a small fish that has a salty flavor
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