Anchovies with Green Chili

 anchovies with green chili
A new anchovies dish that we experimented with for Thanksgiving dinner party. It received a rave review from our guests. The right amount of chili and the sweetness on the tip of your tongue will definitely make you dance. Well, not literally, you know what I meant. Definitely the easiest dish of the day.

Photos taken by Rusdy Suki


Anchovies with Green Chili


500 gr anchovies, 2" length

500 gr big green chili

200 gr shallot, sliced thinly

5 salam leaves

2 stalks lemongrass, crushed and cut off top

1 cup cooking oil + 2 tablespoons for stir-frying


Heat 1 cup of cooking oil in a deep-frying pan over medium heat. Wait till it is well heated before adding the anchovies. Fry for 5 - 10 minutes till it is dry and crunchy
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat, saute sliced shallot, salam leaves, lemongrass and sugar for 5 minutes till all spices release their fragrance
Stir in fried anchovies. Mix well for 2 minutes
Remove from heat
Serve with steamed rice

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4 Responses to “Anchovies with Green Chili”

  1. 1

    mycookinghut — November 30, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious!

    mycookinghut’s last blog post..Teriyaki Chicken

  2. 2

    Jun — December 9, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

    Rusdy is such a great photographer, isn’t he. It was a very simple dish, but he made it looks so special

  3. 3

    Tuty — December 12, 2008 @ 12:37 am

    You stated “sugar” in the cooking method, but forgot to mention it in the ingredients list…. How much sugar did you use?
    I also assume that you used the salted anchovies… ’cause I’ve seen some anchovies here that aren’t salted…just dried. Please advise. Thank you.

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    Nirosha — August 23, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    What happened to green didnt mention it in method

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