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Heatherlily Jun 28, 2006 12:50 AM

In the thread about deviled eggs, someone suggested using anchovy paste. Do you make it? I didn't see any with the anchovies at my upscale market. Or . . .? Thanks

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    Janet RE: Heatherlily Jun 28, 2006 01:07 AM

    It's processed anchovies that are sold in a tube. Sometimes it is by the canned tuna, crab, smoked oysters etc. Placement depends on the store.

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      ChinoWayne RE: Janet Jun 28, 2006 01:14 AM

      Yeah, looks like a tube ot toothpaste, but you keep it in the refrigerator. My long deceased father used to squeeze it out directly in to his mouth, which at the time I never understood, just smelled fishy to me. If I could find it, I would use it now, rather than going to the trouble of mashing up anchovy filets when I am making a salad dressing.

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        OldTimer RE: ChinoWayne Jun 28, 2006 01:21 AM

        Try Thai fish sauce in salad dressings (green goddess, Caesar, etc).

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          ChinoWayne RE: OldTimer Jun 28, 2006 01:35 AM

          Thanks for the tip, now if I can just sneak another condiment in to the already bulging kitchen pantry without the wife getting on my case. (I've got spare hot sauce and Chicago mustard already overflowing in to the closet in my home office.)

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            Darren72 RE: ChinoWayne Jun 28, 2006 02:24 AM

            What is Chicago mustard? I'm from Chicago, so I'm curious.

    2. ChinoWayne RE: Heatherlily Jun 28, 2006 03:09 AM

      More specifically: Plochman's Chicago Fire Mustard. One of the ingredients is Tabasco, and I buy it from the Tabasco web site.

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        Darren72 RE: ChinoWayne Jun 28, 2006 03:54 AM

        Thanks, I'll have to give it a try.

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