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Jan 24, 2011 12:11 PM

Uses for Anchovy Paste (Other than Caesar Dressing)?

So I have a tube of anchovy paste that I needed for a marinade and now I have quite a bit left. I've already added it to a tuna puttanesca that I made the other night for dinner but I'm looking for other ideas (besides caesar dressing). Thanks!

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  1. Pasta sauces

    Sauces and gravies for roasts, etc.


    Beef stew

    Crab cakes

    Meatloaf or meatballs

    1. add it to tapenades or other spreads. For example:

      1. Saute sliced shallots with garlic. Add in a hefty pinch of crushed red pepper, a dab of anchovy pasted, and a good squeeze of llemon. Wilt in some greens of your choice, then season with salt and pepper if necessary. Great side dish, or with a poached egg on top as a light meal.

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        1. re: katecm

          I second this preparation method! Also, this would be good as a spread on some country bread.

          1. re: katecm

            Yes I did this with blanched broccolini. It's amazing. But no shallots and added capers

          2. Pasta sauces, Pizza topping, combine with avocado and/or sour cream as a spread or dip.

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            1. re: todao

              Would a bit be good added to guac in place of salt?

            2. Saute about four cloves of minced garlic with a good pinch of red pepper flakes and enough paste to be equivalent to about four to six fillets. When the garlic starts to brown, stir several cups of chopped tomatoes (canned is fine - cook until it's a good saucy texture), or a big bunch of chopped damp greens (cook until wilted; broccoli rabe is my favorite here), or a head of cauliflower that's been steamed/boiled, then broken up into small florets (cook, mashing it a bit, just until heated through and all the flavors are well blended.) Other vegetables should work also. Pour over cooked pasta, using a bit of pasta water to loosen everything up. Season with salt and pepper.