Recipe For Anchovy Butter

Various herbs and other ingredients can be added to salted or unsalted butter to produce different colours and flavours. They are sometimes referred to as compound butters or beurres composés. (Larrouse) I love making flavoured butters and as they keep in the fridge, you can make once for a few meals. You can use the butter cold on top of steak or fish or even vegetables, and you can add your flavoured butter to sauces. I have chosen to make anchovy butter as I love the saltiness these little morsels impart to a dish.

Anchovy Butter
Anchovy Butter

Anchovy Butter
 
Ingredients
  • 225g butter
  • 100g anchovy fillets
  • Dash of lemon juice
Method
  1. cream the butter using a spoon or an electric mixer
  2. soak the anchovies to remove the salt
  3. purée in a blender with a dash of lemon juice
  4. work into the butter
  5. place the butter onto a piece of cling film
  6. roll the butter, using the cling film, into a cylinder
  7. harden in the fridge
  8. cut into 1cm thick slices when needed

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Tandy

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  1. Anchovies are found so much in Italian cuisine…I love them! My anchovie butter includes chopped up capers..I love anchovie butter, also great with fish!

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    1. Yvette, I have to try that combination! We love anchovies and anything Italian 🙂

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  2. Mad about anything anchovy!

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    1. I know! I made a version of your potato salad when we were away and it was lovely 🙂

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  3. I love this – I will definitely try this!!

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    1. There are so many varieties to try so have fun 🙂

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      1. I totally forgot about this idea of yours and was reminded now again after your yummy fish dish!

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        1. they are so easy to make and keep for a while 🙂

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  4. Don’t know why I’ve never made flavoured butters before! I’m definitely going to try this one – I love anchovies…thanks, Tandy 🙂

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    1. enjoy! they are so good and easy to make 🙂

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  5. Yummy! I’ve not made anchovy butter – only made garlic, parsley and other herbs butter before. Pete and I would eat too much of it I reckon, both being lovers of butter and anchovies.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. It is so good and I too love anchovies, although it was an acquired taste for me 🙂

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