Recipe For Anchovy Butter Made From Scratch

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
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Anchovy Butter


  • 225 g butter
  • 100 g anchovy fillets
  • Dash of lemon juice


  • cream the butter using a spoon or an electric mixer
  • soak the anchovies to remove the salt
  • purée in a blender with a dash of lemon juice
  • work into the butter
  • place the butter onto a piece of cling film
  • roll the butter, using the cling film, into a cylinder
  • harden in the fridge
  • cut into 1cm thick slices when needed

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16 thoughts on “Recipe For Anchovy Butter Made From Scratch

  1. 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

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

  3. 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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