Anchovy Crostini with Onion-and-Raisin Relish

Bring a taste of Venice to your next cocktail hour by pairing sweet-and-sour anchovy crostini with our Prosecco cocktails.

  • Servings: 6
Anchovy Crostini with Onion-and-Raisin Relish

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2009


  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted until golden
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 head radicchio, preferably radicchio di Treviso, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 18 thin slices baguette
  • 36 oil-packed white-anchovy fillets (about 4 ounces;


  1. Cook onions with bay leaf in oil over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and add wine and vinegar. Return to heat, and bring to a simmer, cooking until liquid has almost evaporated, about 7 minutes. Stir in raisins and pine nuts, and season with salt and pepper. Let stand until cool; discard bay leaf.

  2. Place a small amount of radicchio on each slice of bread. Top with a spoonful of onion mixture. Remove anchovies from oil, and place 2 on each slice.


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