Green Beans with Anchovies

Green Beans with Anchovies


"This accompanies Italian pasta dishes very well when you are looking for a 'different' flavor to add to the table."


25 m servings 29 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 29 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the green beans in a medium saucepan, and mix in the garlic, water, and lemon juice. Cover, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, until tender but crisp. Drain, and transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the anchovy fillets and about 1 tablespoon reserved oil. Toss into the bowl with the green beans. Season with pepper. Serve immediately.
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  1. 11 Ratings


so good! i sauteed the anchovy with the oil and butter first (b/c then the anchovy dissolves and your left with that great salty taste and no one complaining about eating little fish!). then i ...

This recipe sounds really good but I haven't made it yet. I'm writing to alert others who, like me, must watch their sodium, fat and/or caloric intake, that the nutritional information accompan...

These were really good! I had a bag of 'steamfresh' green beans, so I just cooked them in the microwave as directed on the package, and in a small pan, I sauteed the anchovies w/ the oil, the ga...

Husband doesn't much like anchovies and, I think, had made up his mind that he wasn't going to like this before he'd even tried it. I, on the other hand, liked it alot. The flavors blended reall...

Fresh (blanched) green beans. 3 inch ribbon of anchovy paste (more next time). Added a couple T's of minced onions. 3 X garlic. As others did I simmered all except beans then added a bit more wa...

Surprisingly good. The anchovy taste isn't overpowering and complements the green beans very well. I added a little extra lemon at the end of a little extra tartness and it was fantastic!

I followed the recipe exactly and liked it very much. However I think one must be very careful to blend the anchovies and the lemon, so that neither one is predominant. I, although I love lemo...

This was good but loved by everyone. I used a steamfresh bag of green beans and used the oil from my anchovies. I may make again.

Added red bell pieces.