Sorry, not a fan of anchovies. Substitution suggestions?
Any substitution suggestions for the anchovies? The recipe looks wonderful but I think without the anchovies I'll miss that salty addition.
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Or find another salt/umami boost.
Start with a small amount (like a teaspoon for the whole recipe) of one of these:
• Pickles (other than the capers)
• Fermented sauces (miso, etc)
• Deli meat (chopped fine)
• Heat (chile in some format)
Just leave them out. Note that the recipe author says in the headnote to leave them out if you want this to be vegetarian.
Other substitutions would be oyster sauce or other dried fishes (reconstituted in a little water or stock). Or you could even sprinkle in a little MSG. All of those are available at Asian grocery stores. You could even add a little Worcestershire sauce; Lea & Perrins actually contains anchovies as an ingredient but doesn't taste like it.
Or make no substitution. You'll just have less umami.