Recipe For Anchovy Paste

Inspired by Gentleman’s Relish, I made anchovy paste. Using anchovies, butter and spices this is a great spread.

Anchovy Paste
Anchovy Paste
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The Western Cape is still in the grips of a drought and our water restrictions continue. One of the suggestions I heard was to turn the shower colder than you like the temperature to be. This would not work for me as I need the shower to be really hot. To keep to our water allocation we can use 20L of water in our shower. This is calculated at 10L per minute for 2 minutes at full pressure. Our shower head has a flow rate of 8.5L per minute at full pressure. As it is really cold in our bathroom I have found a solution to use less water, but have a longer shower. I turn the pressure so low that there is barely a trickle of water coming out. And I make the water hotter than I would like it to be.

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I am in and out within 5 minutes. I still end my shower with a burst of cold water to acclimatize to the ambient temperature. And I have loads of buckets to collect as much water as possible for recycling. Dave and I have managed to keep our usage to below 174L per day at home. This is great news for us as we no longer have a free allocation of water. And we are well within the target usage which took a lot of reorganizing. I am sure these habits will stick with us when the drought lifts. Not having free water will hopefully make more people aware of their usage. Wanting to take advantage of something I received free, I made anchovy paste. The aim was to make Patum Peperium but my home-made version is not quite strong enough.

Anchovy Paste

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Anchovy Paste
 
This paste is heavy on the fish taste and very spreadable
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Ingredients
  • 250g anchovies, drained
  • 150g soft butter, cubed
  • 10g fresh white bread crumbs
  • 1.25mls cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A few rasps of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • A couple of twists of freshly ground black pepper
Method
  1. Place the anchovies and butter into a blender and process until smooth
  2. Add the bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and black pepper
  3. Mix to combine and then transfer to a container
  4. Place into the fridge to set slightly before serving

 

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Rating: 5.0. From 3 votes.
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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Anchovy Paste

  1. Thanks for this tasty sounding recipe, Tandy. My Mother loves anchovies so I will have to make this for her.

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    1. Hope she enjoys it Robbie 🙂

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  2. love how flavorful this sounds! i bet this would be awesome smeared onto a sandwich.

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    1. I am thinking that is in order right now 🙂

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  3. This would be so moreish, I just adore anything with anchovies. One of the tastiest things ever.

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    1. I had to learn to love anchovies. It’s all about the quality for me as to whether or not I enjoy them as is.

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  4. Anchovies are one of my go-to ingredients. This looks fabulous.
    Tammy sharing the blog ♥ Planning AheadMy Profile

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    1. I am learning to use them more and more 🙂

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  5. I like the idea, I’ll try to do it as well. I just cut my hair so I don’t need a pressure to get rid of shampoo 😀 I like the paste idea as well, I’ve never tried it 😀

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    1. THe paste packs a lot of flavour 🙂

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  6. I haven’t had Anchovy paste since I was a little takka, sounds yummy.
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    1. Love the term takka Anna 🙂

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  7. I had 2 absolutely lovely guests from the Western Cape on my recent tour to Peru. They told us about these water restrictions too!
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    1. So amazing that you had people from here on your tour 🙂

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  8. Oh wow, managing your water usage like that must be really tough, but it’s definitely a good practice. Also, this anchovy paste looks awesome and I bet it would be so delicious as a spread on so many things… but mostly bread!

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    1. It is tough, but the habits have set in now 🙂

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  9. Mmmm, I’ll bet this is delicious when me;ted over a hot steak!

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    1. Still need to try that 🙂

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  10. Great recipe! I have to try it! Delicious!

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    1. Thank you Jessy, and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  11. Sounds like a lovely spread Tandy.
    Have a super week.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    1. It is quite moreish 🙂

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