Anchovies in salad dressing???
- Darth_Tater Feb 20, 2013 02:10 PM
I found this recipe on Chow.
Now, I am a self-proclaimed redneck from Cornfield, Indiana. My only experience with anchovies has been on pizza . . . I am not a fan! Heck, I was a teenager before I realized that store-bought fish came in any other form than frozen fillets and fishsticks.
While my tastes have broadened, I'd say that I have limited tastes when it comes to fish. That said, can anyone tell me if the six anchovies in the noted vinaigrette will make it taste "fishy" ???
That is a huge amount of dressing, and though the dressing won't taste fishy, it will probably taste pretty good with lots of umami from the anchovies. You can smash the anchovies to a paste, which is the way I'd make this dressing.
I've had many beers in cornfield, Indiana ....
Smashed up anchovies in a salad dressing or a sauce taste way different than cheap canned anchovies on Indiana pizzas.
It may taste a bit "fishy" but more that that it adds a savory/salty/nutty craveable taste. It's called umami and is considered the "fifth taste " after sweet, bitter, salty and sour.