Sweet and Spicy Anchovies

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This dish is made out of dried anchovies coated in sweet and spicy taste. Popular to Asian cuisine as an appetizer or quick snack. Topped with roasted sesame seeds.


– 2 cups dried anchovies

– 4 tablespoon tomato ketchup

– 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

– 1/3 cup brown sugar (can also use raw honey if desired)

– 2 cloves garlic, minced
Cooking oil

– 2 cups bean sprout, blanch: to put (food items) in boiling water or steam for a short time


1. In a wok add oil then cook dried anchovies in medium heat for 1-2 minutes, do not overcook otherwise it will taste bitter.

2. Remove from wok, and put in dry paper towel. Set aside.

3. Place cooked anchovies in a bowl then add ketchup, sugar and cayenne pepper. Mix well and make sure anchovies are well coated.

4. In a wok add oil and sauté garlic, then add anchovies, cook in a low heat until sugar melts.

5. Remove from wok. Keep it cool then serve with bean sprout on the side.

Can also add chopped dried chillies for extra spice.

Happy eating!

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