What Can I Do with Anchovy Paste?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: I bought anchovy paste for a recipe and now I have no idea what else to use it for. I know it works in Caesar salad dressing and puttanesca, but what else? Also, how long does it last in the fridge? (I have the tube kind.) Thanks!

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Editor: Anchovy paste is one of those ingredients that I always have on hand because it’s a flavor amplifier — especially when used judiciously in the background of a dish. As you mentioned, Caesar salad dressing and puttanesca are great options, but really most dressings and sauces will get a lift from the salty, savory flavor of anchovies. I can’t tell you how many times anchovies have saved a flat-tasting tomato sauce! That tube of yours will last quite a while — about one year. But here’s hoping you use it up before that year comes around!

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