Anchovy Butter Recipe From Chef Ethan Stowell

Make your own umami-packed compound butter

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Recipe adapted from Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle

Anchovy Butter
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Anchovy Butter recipe.
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • One 3.5-ounce jar of oil-packed anchovies, drained (save the oil for another use)
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the butter and anchovies. Process until well combined, about 15 seconds.
  2. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the mixture onto a 12-inch-long piece of parchment paper and shape into an 2-by-8-inch log. Twist the ends to seal and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours or up to 3 days. Slice into thin pieces and add to pasta, use to sauté greens, or spread on fresh radish slices.
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