Anchovies

Anchovies are small, common salt-water forage fish. They are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Anchovies are usually classified as an oily fish. When preserved by being gutted and salted in brine, matured, then packed in oil or salt, anchovies acquire a characteristic strong flavor. In Roman times, they were the base for the fermented fish sauce called garum that was a staple of cuisine and an item of long-distance commerce produced in industrial quantities, and were also consumed raw as an aphrodisiac. In Southeast Asian countries, anchovies are commonly dried, used to mak..

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