Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whipped Anchovy Butter

Hey! Where are you going? This is good, trust me.

A while back when I was at a doctor's office waiting for mum-in-law to be finished with her appointment I was skimming a magazine. Can't remember which one it was, could've been Gourmet Traveller but I truly don't remember.

Anyways, one of the recipes I skimmed was butter with anchovies and bunch of other stuff like tuna lots of seasonings. Since I couldn't remember all the ingredients I figured I'd try making some when we got home but that'd I'd "keep it simple".

Fast Forward almost a YEAR!

Totally, completely, forgotten about. But then when I was checking the pantry I noticed we were getting low on anchovies and that reminded me about the recipe I skimmed a year previous.

Not remembering anything that went into it besides anchovy and butter I pretty much started from scratch. But I did get the idea from the magazine --whichever magazine it was!

Dave's Whipped Anchovy Butter

What you need:

2 to 3 tbsp butter
2 or 3 anchovy fillets (1 per tbsp of butter)
1 tbsp cream
1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper
1 tbsp finely minced onion
1 food processor

What you do:

Firstly, assemble your ingredients. Note that I'm using a mini-food processor. If you make a lot of this at a time then a regular f-p will work but otherwise try to find a mini one. They're cheap.

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Put everything EXCEPT the minced onion into the food-pro.

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Process till it has a whipped look/consistency. Should take more than 30 seconds.

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Mix in the minced onion, and then artfully arrange it for taking purdy pictures!

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Use it just like you would regular butter, no worries.


Dr. Ruth formally known as Viking Jen said...

Dear Dave. I LOVE Anchovies and I will do this recipe, I'll let you know how it turned out.


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Great! Let me know what you think even if you don't like it. And any additions you can think of too. Thanks.