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Old 06-11-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
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anchovy paste

Do you all like the paste as well as the canned anchovies? Any ideas what the equivilancy rate would be when a recipe calls for, say 4 anchovy fillets?
How long is anchovy paste good when it's kept in the fridge?


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Old 06-11-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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i keep mine for quite some time, constance. it has so much salt in it that it must preserve it.
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Old 06-11-2005, 03:58 PM   #3
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It will last in fridge for awhile. Was there an expiration date on the box or tube?

Regarding equivalency uses, it depends from recipe to recipe.
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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No expiration date, Ironchef. Any suggestions on how to use it?
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I use the paste in Caesar salad dressing. It keeps for a very long time!
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:31 AM   #6
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I've also kept it for a very long time. For those who are interested, the original recipe for a Caesar's salad had Worcestershire sauce in it (which, for all you vegans out there, does have anchovies in it) rather than anchovies. I use the paste "to taste" in recipes rather than find an equivalence. Since I can only cook so much, so often, I use anchovy paste in place of fish sauce in southeast asian cooking. Not the same, but heck, you can only fit so many condiments in your fridge, and one fish sauce just has to serve for all cuisines.
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:09 AM   #7
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http://gourmetsleuth.com/qa/equivale...index=A&tid=15
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My personal favorite use is as a flavoring agent for olive-oil based pasta sauces. It's amazing what kind of flavor a good quality olive oil, anchovy paste, garlic, lemon, and chili flakes can bring.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:03 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tips, y'all.

Ironchef, what is a good brand of olive oil? I buy big jugs of Bertolli's at Sam's, and it tastes fine, but I might want something a little fancier sometimes for salads or pasta.
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dean & deluca sell some good brands of olive oil. the address is www.deandeluca.com
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