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Offline Suzie

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Anchovy Paste
« on: April 27, 2004, 09:20:39 PM »
New to the forum and I wanted to ask a question. This is a wonderful site.  :)


I had a recipe for pizza sauce that included anchovy paste. Have any of you tried it? If so can you describe the flavor? I don't really like the idea of a strong fishy taste, but I am thinking it maybe more salty.

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Re:Anchovy Paste
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 11:45:31 PM »
Good Anchovies are delicious and bad are bad, just like anything else. But if you have an aversion to fish, then like my wife anchovies will smell very fishy to you.

However they are very salty and mainly used for that quality. I do have anchovies and anchovy paste and use them both with certain sauces. If mixed in the right proportions none of your guests will even know that there are anchovies in the sauce.
I just started using them in the last year and although I like fish I had the same fear of the fishy taste but found that it just was'nt so if you used the right amount.
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Re:Anchovy Paste
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 11:41:21 AM »
Thanks, I guess if I am brave enough to give it a try I just wont tell the kids.  ;D

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Re:Anchovy Paste
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2004, 11:49:16 AM »
well the smell VERY fishy, but they "melt" when you cook them.. pretty good, just not my personal favorite

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Re:Anchovy Paste
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2004, 12:03:41 PM »
The recipe calls for a teaspoon, maybe I should just use half the first try.