Since wintertime showed its true face sailing trips are not as frequent as in the middle of summer. Like many sea-lovers I also feel a strong desire for sailing lately and started to make plans how to get an excuse to sail out a little bit. I suddenly got back from fantasy world when I heard the doorbell.
A very good friend of mine paid me a visit and surprised me with a jar full of freshly caught and marinated anchovies. If sailing is not possible in real life for a while (next regatta takes place in only ten days!), why shouldn’t I taste the sea from my plate. Marinated anchovies made me think about what to do with them. Immediately, I decided to do an experiment that, at the end, I did not regret at all!
I came to the idea to grate fresh carrots and serve it along with anchovies as a fresh salad. So I did. I placed marinated anchovies’ fillets on top of a layer of grated carrots and garnished them with few capers. Fresh homemade olive oil gave the salad the finishing taste of the seaside. Salt and pepper are not necessary for this combination because carrot has a slightly sweet taste which mixes very well with the taste of fresh marinated fish and discreet sourness of capers.
Those who like more refreshing and sour salad are advised to add few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. As simple as that! Unexpectedly delicious and refreshing salad with a taste of seaside is right in front of you to heal you from sea-nostalgia.
At the end of the day, if we ask nutritionists, they would agree with this recipe because this salad abounds with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which are really healthy. Besides, this salad is extremely simple to prepare with ingredients that are easy to find on your sailing trip. This salad is delicious and healthy at the same time; which is not always the case with healthy food…
P.S. In case you lack capers you can replace them with rock samphire or black olives.
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!