Vegan substitute for anchovies

I have a number of recipes that include anchovies--they're there for the umami and not recognizable as fish. But I have to leave them out if there are vegans at the table. Does anyone have a good substitute?

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sandyms
sandyms January 11, 2012

Some possibilities
seaweed: smoked dulse, and nori strip
miso, briny olives and capers

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KLL5
KLL5 January 11, 2012

Braggs Amino Acids also have the super condescend salty flavor

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour January 11, 2012

Vegan Worchestershire sauce might also work.

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susan g
susan g January 11, 2012

I've used tamarind as part of a 'Worchestershire" substitute, so that may be at least a part of an answer.

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linzarella
linzarella January 11, 2012

You might find a way to incorporate nutritional yeast into the recipe. It sounds hippie dippie, but it's actually really good and savory.

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maw
maw January 11, 2012

Try A -1 sauce

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NuMystic
NuMystic April 21, 2014

Seaweed (Kombu, Nori, Hijiki, Dulse, or Wakame) + Tamari + Capers Brine will offer exactly the salty, fishy, briny umame flavor profile ground anchovies bring to any recipe.

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Rockstargirl
Rockstargirl April 25, 2017

I have used olives and capers, specifically olive tapenade. It worked nicely in a Caesar dressing

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