from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, herringlike marine fish of the family Engraulidae, especially the European fish (Engraulis encrasicholus), widely used in appetizers and various dishes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any small saltwater fish of the Engraulidae family, consisting of 160 species in 16 genera, of which the genus Engraulis is widely sold as food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small fish, about three inches in length, of the Herring family (Engraulis encrasicholus), caught in vast numbers in the Mediterranean, and pickled for exportation. The name is also applied to several allied species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abdominal malacopterygious fish, of the genus Stolephorus or Engraulis, family Stolephoridæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces
- n. small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide
It is sold in little glass vials, sometimes under the label anchovy extract or syrup, whose instructions advise you to toss it with pasta, garlic, red pepper, and olive oil.
You can always saute the crumbs with butter (adding a bit of minced garlic or anchovy is also good) if you want further toasting before using them as a pasta or casserole topping or whatever.
Their target is the larger "industrial" vessels, after a "vertiginous fall" in anchovy catches in the Bay of Biscay.
This was known as the anchovy, but oftener as the candle-fish; it is so fat that it may be burned like a torch, or candle.
Boquerones are a kind of anchovy, usually served in vinegar rather than oil, but this is not quite the way to say it.
For example, the blooms of jellyfish that have increased rapidly worldwide in the last decade are believed to result in part from “fishing down the food web” – as fisheries depleted large predators they turned to smaller, plankton-feeding fishes such as anchovy and sprat, whose removal allowed zooplankton populations to increase, providing abundant food for jellyfish.
DRM doesn't work and consumers don't want it, so of course it's very appealing to big business, who are also in a big rush to sell other, equally practical products, such as anchovy flavored ice cream and bicycles with square wheels.
Zests are sometimes served at the close of the dessert; such as anchovy toasts or biscuits.
With wild marine fish stocks on the decline, feeding salmon with pellets made from fish such as anchovy is ...
Raising these species is an exercise in "reducing" fish to produce fish-that is, in turning certain fish, usually smaller species such as anchovy, herring, capelin, and whiting, into feed for other, typically larger, species.