Anchovies

Discussion in 'Fish and Seafood' started by morning glory, Nov 7, 2018.

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  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Recently mentioned in another thread - do you love them or hate them? There are many ways they can be used. One old school favourite is making pockets in a leg of lamb and stuffing anchovies into them before roasting. The anchovies melt away but really enhance the flavour.

    How do you use them?
     
  2. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Pretty much as a seasoning that enhances a dish and has people wondering what that flavor is.
     
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I love them on pizza - where you can taste them in the foreground.
     
  4. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    A few bits in something like Caesar Salad dressing is ok, Part of the ingredients.

    But to sit down & just gorge out on them, or to order them on a pizza, I don't think so!! Does anyone know just how wicked salty those things are?!! :sick:
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 6:04 PM
  5. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    There are different kinds of anchovies. Some are packed in salt, some in oil, and some are fresh.

    I love them all. A tin of anchovies in oil and a crust of bread makes for a hearty breakfast. Salted achovies, chopped and melted into sauces, pastas, and dressings is your umami ingredient.

    And fresh, grilled anchovies are a delight alongside Spanish rice, peas, and tostones.
     
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  6. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    All of the above! My wife makes a killer Caesar dressing that has about four times the usual amount of both anchovies and garlic. Stuffed into a lamb joint along with garlic and rosemary. Rarely eat pizza, but when I do I always have extra anchovies on top. There is a pot of Gentleman's Relish in the fridge that needs using up - breakfast beckons!

    I am now thinking that I don't use anchovies enough. There must be other pairings that work.
     
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  7. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    What is a Gentleman's Relish? Sounds intruiging.
     
  8. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
  9. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    Do I put it on my hair, or on toast?

    Or on my John Thompson.
     
  10. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    It looks remarkably unlike a fish.

    You hopefully don't work in sales in this industry, do you?
     
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  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member


     
  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I'll post up a recipe for Gentleman's Relish which I just found. Here: Gentleman's Relish
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  13. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    On toast is best, in my humble opinion.
     
  14. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    I found it on Amazon. Roughly $18 (£14) for 42.5g
     
  15. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    If anchovies work so well on a pizza, how about on the ultimate toasted cheese sandwich?
     

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