Stuffed Boquerón sprinkled with Lemon Zest is a traditional Spanish tapas, but, you have to like white anchovies (a boquerón is a white anchovy). I usually serve a few with other bits and bites when getting together with friends or family for a social evening.
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Small Bites, Tapas
Backyard Party, Different, Do-Ahead, Fast
You can buy white anchovies either at St Lawrence Market or Fiesta Farms in Toronto. At the market, you can buy by measure, at Fiesta Farms, the anchovies are pre-packaged. Both are marinated in a bit of vinegar, spices and olive oil.
Degree of Difficulty
1halfanchovy fillet for each portion to be served
1verysmallwhole tomato, or quarter wedge of a baby cherry tomato
1lemonzestsprinkled over the Boqueron
2-3sprigsfinely chopped parsley
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
Cut each fillet in half and place a very small tomato or a wedge at one end, and roll up each filet. Secure with a tooth pick.
Place on a small plate, and grate lemon rind over the finished roll ups.