Mozzarella, anchovies, chilli, capers & parsley pizza topping

Mozzarella, anchovies, chilli, capers & parsley pizza topping

Makes enough for 1 pizza

  • 4 anchovy fillets

  • ½ fresh red chilli, sliced

  • 1 heaped teaspoon small capers, rinsed if salty

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • zest and juice of ½ lemon

  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce

  • 50 g mozzarella

  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

Cut the anchovy fillets in half lengthways and add to a bowl with the sliced chilli – feel free to use as much as you like – the capers, a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and the lemon zest. Squeeze over a little lemon juice as well and mix up. Let the anchovies sit in the marinade for 15 minutes. Smear the tomato sauce evenly over the pizza base and scatter torn-up pieces of mozzarella over the top. Evenly lay over the anchovy fillets, scatter over the capers and chilli, and sprinkle with a little parsley and seasoning. Drizzle with the leftover marinating oil and cook until crisp and golden.

Nutritional Information

Mozzarella, anchovies, chilli, capers & parsley pizza topping

A brilliantly salty flavour

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Make sure you get hold of good-quality tinned Spanish anchovies for this, otherwise it's not worth making it. Recipe for pizza dough and tomato sauce can be found here.

Cut the anchovy fillets in half lengthways and add to a bowl with the sliced chilli – feel free to use as much as you like – the capers, a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and the lemon zest. Squeeze over a little lemon juice as well and mix up. Let the anchovies sit in the marinade for 15 minutes. Smear the tomato sauce evenly over the pizza base and scatter torn-up pieces of mozzarella over the top. Evenly lay over the anchovy fillets, scatter over the capers and chilli, and sprinkle with a little parsley and seasoning. Drizzle with the leftover marinating oil and cook until crisp and golden.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 506
    25%
  • Carbs 5.1g
    2%
  • Sugar 2.6g 3%
  • Fat 44.8g 64%
  • Saturates 12.5g 63%
  • Protein 19.3g 43%
Of an adult's reference intake

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