Anchovy Butter Sauce

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

I know that many people say that they don't like anchovies, but when anchovies are toasted and sauteed they are wonderful and get sweet and nutty tasting. This is an amazing sauce served over pan crusted sauteed fish (i.e., Tilapia, Grouper, Halibut, Cod; any white fish), scallops, or chicken. Now, there are hundreds of recipes on here for pan sauteed or breaded chicken and fish, so I won't list them. But I am sure many of you know the preparation method. This is also a great over steamed or grilled seafood or poultry, as well as asparagus, onions, broccoli and even steak. And, is awesome just tossed with a little angel hair pasta for a quick easy side dish or stirred in with pan sauteed cannellini beans. So you can see how versatile it is. It can be made right in the same pan after you pan sear, your seafood or chicken, or you can make it in a small sauce pan on the side. As I said, very flexible.

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Directions

  1. Sauce -- Now, I like to use the same pan I cook the seafood or chicken in, but you can just make it in a small sauce pan if you want. Either works very well.
  2. In the pan, heat to medium high heat and melt the butter. Then stir in the anchovies and mash with a fork as they cook. You only need to cook them just a couple of minutes. Then stir in the wine, garlic, capers, pepper and 1 lemon slice and squeeze slightly. Just cook another 2-3 minutes and remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley and remove the lemon slice.
  3. Serve -- Just garnish your dish with one of the lemon slices and pour the butter sauce over your dish. A little pinch of paprika gives it nice color and a little spice to the sauce.

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