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Pizza with anchovies, tomato, and onion

Some time ago I got the idea into my head that I would like anchovies. I’m not sure exactly what it was, but I’m sure adjusting to a Japanese diet (where fish are in everything) and a love of Caesar salad (which has anchovies) played a role. The problem tended to be that nobody actually sells anchovy pizza anymore. At least, not at the time I was looking for it.

Turns out that Double Pizza in Montreal does. So at pizza night this past Tuesday, we finally went for it. One medium pizza, with anchovies, tomato, and onion.

The anchovies themselves weren’t bad. They were just what you’d except from having fish on your pizza. What was not expected was the horrific layer of salt they come with. I couldn’t even pick off the tomatoes without getting about a thousand milligrams of sodium in each bite.

So if salty pizza is your thing—and I don’t mean pretzels and potato chips salty, I mean brine from the Dead Sea salty—then get the anchovies. Next week I’m switching back to Hawaiian.

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5 Responses to “Anchovy pizza”

  1. David says:

    u should go to the italian pizza place down almost to maissoneuve on st denis in quartier latin. mmm….escargot pizza… that stuff is amazing.

  2. ned says:

    The intense saltiness is actually the best part of anchovy pizza. If all you wanted was a fishy tasting pizza, you might as well just put some sardines on it. Yuck.

  3. Sci-Fi Bri says:

    i was thinking about buying Anchovy pizza after watching the futurama episode about anchovies… now i know to stay away.. thanks.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I was once a pizza driver for 6 months. Sausage or pepperoni is far and away most popular, then cheese only, then once every two weeks a Supreme. Of all the pizzas I ever delivered, only ONE was with anchovies – to a Melanesian! I thought only Pacific Islanders ever ordered pizza with anchovies.

  5. vince says:

    Lol. Thanks for sharing your experience. In my 35 years, I have never had an anchovie pizza but always wondered what it tastes like. I wonder if it used to be more popular? because growing up in the 80′s, any comic book character (yep I’m a comic geek) that ordered a pizza would inevitably order a anchovy (not sure I’m spelling it right but whatever). What was interesting was the pizzas in South Africa when I visited. Minced beef pizza that looked like a dog shat on it and another had banana on it! Awesome that you included a pic of the anchovie pizza as well.

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