Anchovy Sultana pesto

Posted in - Seafood on November 12th 2012 7 Comments

Speedy supper, delicous result.

Ingredients per person
1/4 clove of garlic
8g pine nuts
20g sultanas
3 anchovies
virgin olive oil

Blend the above ingredients in a pestel and mortar or machine, though a rough texture is good so avoid over-whizzing.  Add oil to moisten.
Serve with pasta.  I chose tagiatelle.


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  • Charlotte Bowater - Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm


    was just in butcher, ordering a jointed duck, and was reading Nigel Slater and thinking I must get a message to him somehow to say he should read your blog! I think it is the nice, familiar style of writing that succeeds in getting the taste buds going!

  • Charlotte Bowater - Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This has just ‘spoken’ to my stomach/thoughts as I was just thinking on this grey, wet November day that I feel like something carby with depth of flavour to look forward to at the end of the day. I love the thought of the interesting combination of anchovies and sultanas. Guess what our household is having for dinner tonight?!

  • Charlotte Bowater - Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Just posted my first comment! By the way, talking of Nigel Slater, the book I was reading last night was his ‘diaries’ cookbook. So I looked at November for inspiration….. I also keep old magazines so that I find myself looking at last November’s Country Living recipes…. It makes me wonder whether you too can sub-categorise by month as it would be useful for future reference?

  • Piers Torday - Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    This looks delicious! I love any pasta sauce with anchovies… shall try it imminently! Such a great blog Vicks, very cheering and helpful so please keep it coming xx

  • Piers Torday - Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Although of course I won’t be using pine nuts! x

  • Hermione Laake (@herziloph) - Reply

    November 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Hello vicki..!! I Love this simple recipe,..


    • victoriastrakercook - Reply

      November 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Hermione

      Try the zabaglione on your children – it’s really easy, as is everything really apart from the pie!

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