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.

Stuffed Boqueron with Lemon Zest

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Course: Small Bites
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people
Tip : 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.


  • 1 half anchovy fillet for each portion to be served
  • 1 very small whole tomato, or quarter wedge of a baby cherry tomato
  • 1 lemon zest sprinkled over the Boqueron
  • 2-3 sprigs finely 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.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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