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Baked Anchovy Pilaf Recipe


Baked Anchovy Pilaf Recipe

Baked Anchovy Pilaf Recipe


  • 1 kg fresh anchovy,
  • 1 tsp butter,
  • 2-3 tbsps corn flour,
  • Salt to taste.

For pilaf;

  • 1 cup rice, washed and drained,
  • 1 onion, chopped,
  • 1 tsp tomato paste,
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts,
  • 1 tbsp currants,
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon,
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper,
  • 1 tsp allspice,
  • 2 handful of chopped parsley,
  • 1 tbsp butter,
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil,
  • 2,5 cups boiling water,
  • Salt to taste.


  1. For pilaf heat butter and vegetable oil in a large pan,
  2. Add onions and fry well,
  3. Add pine nuts and fry for 1-2 mins.,
  4. Add tomato paste and stir well,
  5. Add rice and fry, constantly stirring, for 5 mins.,
  6. Add cinnamon, black pepper, salt, allspice, currants and parsley and stir,
  7. Add water, stir,
  8. Cover the lid and cook until the rice is tender,
  9. Meanwhile clean the fish,
  10. Pull out the guts, cut the head, pull out the bones; rinse the fish inside and out, put into a drainer,
  11. Grease a 26 cm baking pan with butter, place a parchement paper in the bottom,
  12. Coat the back of the fished with cornflour and line 2/3 of the fishes on the sides and the bottom of the baking pan, make sure some are dangled from the edges,
  13. Sprinkle some salt, then spread the pilaf into the pan, fold the dangled fishes into the middle,
  14. Cover top of the pilaf with the remaining fishes,
  15. Bake in a 190 C degrees pre-heated oven until golden,
  16. Remove from oven and turn upside down into a serving plate.

Bon appetit…


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