© Cedric Angeles
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
35 MIN
Yield
Serves : makes about 3 cups

This garnet sauce is Chris Cosentino's take on the classic Piedmontese anchovy-and-olive-oil dip, enriched here with red wine. Italian for "hot bath," bagna cauda is served warm with crudités. This version, with both oil-packed and marinated anchovies, doubles as a terrific sauce for grilled meat.    More Party Dip Recipes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan, boil the wine over high heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 20 minutes. Let cool.

Step 2    

In a blender, combine the reduced wine with the anchovies, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice and blend until smooth. With the machine on, add the olive oil in a thin stream. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3    

Transfer the bagna cauda to a medium saucepan and rewarm over low heat. Pour into a serving bowl and serve with the crudités alongside.

Make Ahead

The bagna cauda can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently.

Suggested Pairing

The richness of the olive oil in bagna cauda makes it ideal with tannic red wines—especially when the dip is made with a Piedmontese Nebbiolo, as in Cosentino's version.

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