Recipe Acciughe marinate – Marinated anchovies

Alici marinate – 10Rosso CC BY 2.0

Marinated anchovies are a typical dish of Campania and Apulia, very common in the Cilento area, and more generally typical of the areas bordering the sea.


  • 1 lb. very fresh anchovies
  • Six lemons
  • peperoncino
  • Two cloves garlic
  • parsley
  • olive oil


Remove the innards and bones from the fish without damaging them too much. Leave the fillets attached along their back. Wash and pat dry; place on a platter with a sliced clove of garlic. Squeeze 3 of the lemons over the fish, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

The next day, drain the anchovies: squeeze the juice from the remaining lemons over them, then drain again. Place on a platter and season with extra-virgin olive oil, chopped parsley, and garlic. Add peperoncino to taste. Let stand refrigerated for one hour and serve.

Serves 4

Regional Recipe from Campania and Apulia