Great tasting fish.
Horribly smelling of rotten shell fish!
This review is for Tesco Anchovy Fillets In Olive Oil 100G batch (as written on the lid) "BBE JAN 2021 _A MA19H FAB MAROC" The anchovy themselves were fine, medium quality I would say: small, good colour, too many bones. Fine. The reason I am here writing the review for a jar of anchovy (!) is because these smelled (and tasted) of shell fish! I have no idea what went wrong in the production line. When I bought them I opened immediately, some drops of the oil went onto my fingers, and immediately I noticed the smell was strange, tasted it and yes it smelled and tasted of shell fish... not sure how to describe it... like shrimps, or oysters, I don't know. Stupid me I then used them to cook a dish, a south Italian dish, using about 10 fillets for the dish, I thought I wash them because I thought it was the oil smelling so badly. Easy to guess the dish came out tasting and smelling horribly. Threw away the cooked dish and the rest of anchovy. I come from Sicily, so I know what a normal or good anchovy is. I don't blame Tesco for this, but rather the fish farm producing this and perhaps the Tesco buyer who should check better their products. Never again.
Great for pizzas and roasts
All rounder for pizzas roasts and more