Italian garlic, anchovy and sardine dip

    35 min

    This is a wonderfully flavoursome recipe. An abundance of garlic is sauteed with anchovies, sardines and butter. Serve warm as a dip or with crusty bread as an appetiser.

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    Serves: 32 

    • 350ml vegetable oil
    • 100g garlic, finely chopped
    • 4 (50g) tins anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained
    • 3 (120g) tins sardines packed in oil, drained
    • 225g butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place the oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, anchovies and sardines. Cook and stir until well blended, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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    If you use extra virgin olive oil in place of the vegetable oil, it will be spectacular...I promise. I love bagna calda with endive lettuce leaves (if you can find them) and red peppers, but when the calda gets cold and thick, it makes a fantastic spread for bread or tortillas.  -  20 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow, yes olive oil makes it spectacular! Also, the sardines I had on hand were packed in hot sauce, not oil...added a nice kick to this.  -  04 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It's even better if you use FRESH anchovies and the extra virgin olive oil  -  31 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)