Thursday, July 12, 2007

No anchovies please.

Don't get me wrong, I actually really like anchovies. A few fillets make my marinara taste deep and delicious. I really love fresh grilled anchovies. Tonight for the first time in my life I had anchovies on pizza. It was a medium pie from our favorite local pizza joint topped with prosciutto, grilled onions, black olives, and yes, a ton of anchovies. Now while eating the first slice I actually enjoyed the super salty and briny taste. But the more I ate, the more the anchovy kicked me in the taste-buds. Midway through my second slice I couldn't taste any of the other ingredients. The specks of fish were staring me in the eye saying "It's just you and me buddy". Okay so maybe the anchovies weren't talking to me but they were a bit overwhelming. I didn't hate it, and I probably wouldn't order it again. Oh well, I tried and now I know. And knowing is half the battle.


Lisa said...

I love fresh anchovies too, but have never had them on pizza. I guess it's 'cause I know the kind they put on there are straight from the can. Blech.

Nora B. said...

I love anchovies in all forms but I had a bad experience at one particulat pizza parlour when the anchovies they placed on the pizza was waaaay too salty and even when I tried to "mash" it and spread it around, all I can taste is fishy salt. I can empathise with your experience.