Introduction: Smoked Anchovy Butter
You can read my Instructable on how to clean and preserve anchovies. Stop at salting them. Once they have been "cooked" in the salt, you can smoke them.
Step 1: Dry Anchovies and Prepare Wood
Lay the salted anchovies out to dry on a rack. Soak two handfuls of applewood or cedar chips in water. Spread the damp chips in the bottom of a pan.
Step 2: Smoke Anchovies
Lay the rack of anchovies over them and cover them with foil. Put them on a stove top and turn the heat on low. Let them smoke until tender.
Step 3: Mix With Unsalted Butter
Mix in a 2:1 ratio unsalted butter to smoked anchovies. Then mix them until smooth.
Step 4: Serve
This butter is great served with crusty bread, or toss it in pasta and grate lemon zest over it.
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