Fresh Anchovies look just like the marinated ones with their silvery, narrow bodies. They have soft, dark flesh and a very rich, robust flavor. If you like assertively flavored fish like Mackerel and Sardines, you’ll love them.
“Garum,” a sauce made from Anchovies by the Ancient Romans, was used to season food. It also was used as an aphrodisiac and a cure for ulcers and dysentery.