Anchovy

I Can't Get Enough Anchovy Butter

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March  1, 2012
Author Notes

What can I say? A loaf of Iggy's sourdough Francese , a crock of this, and bliss is but a mouthful away! I first encountered Anchovy Butter as the table butter provided the lucky diners at Lydia Shire and Susan Regis's magnificent Biba, looking out over the beautiful historic Public Garden in Boston. So many fine memories, and 30 years later, those two talented chefs are still at it, chef/owning restaurants and exciting the palates of all their lucky customers! —LeBec Fin

  • Serves one?! or more
Ingredients
  • 2 2 ounce cans of flat anchovies
  • 2 2/3 sticks of unsalted butter, soft
  • kosher salt as needed
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Remove anchovies from oil. Puree in small processor. Add butter and puree, scraping down sides as needed, til butter is whipped and thoroughly combined. Surprisingly, this may sometinmes need added salt, and, if so, add gradually to taste.Transfer to container. Serve with fresh bread or sesame crackers,and, i suppose, on pasta or pizza or anything!

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