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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  • Course Small Bites, Tapas
  • Cuisine Spanish
  • Keyword Backyard Party, Different, Do-Ahead, Fast
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 5 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 5 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
5 minutes
Tips
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
Easy
Ingredients
  • 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
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
  2. 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.
  3. Place on a small plate, and grate lemon rind over the finished roll ups.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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