Friday, August 14, 2009

Radishes & Anchovy Butter

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This is one of those great summer patio snacks that just feels so right in the dog days of August.

Crunchy, spicy fresh radishes, just picked, dipped in butter, made with anchovy paste, lemon juice and garlic.

Recipe adapated from July Gourmet Magazine.

1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 tbsp anchovy paste
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
pinch of sea salt





Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
Bring butter to room temperature before serving.

Serve with crunchy, cold, fresh radishes (the breakfast variety are the best).

I wrapped the leftover butter and froze it to use on steaks or bread.

So good!



12 comments:

kat said...

Radishes with butter is just one of the best things ever

Elra said...

Whaaa, if I can make my husband tastes this, then I am a good marketer.

Me? I love it. I'll put anchovies in anything. He never understand it though...

doggybloggy said...

what a delicious treat - radish and butter is good radish and anchovie butter is deluxe!

The Food Hunter said...

I love the idea of anchovy butter. I've got to try that.

Zoe said...

That butter dip looks and sounds so delectable. I need to find some anchovy paste asap!

Pam said...

How yummy! I love anchovies and butter so I know I would dig this.

Lori Lynn said...

Ha! I was just reading that issue on the plane, and tore it out to make when home!
Your photo looks great!
LL

Bob said...

Interesting. That's something I'll have to try, even though I'm not a big anchovy fan. I am, however, a huge butter and radish fan.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'll have to give radishes another try. I think I was a kid last time I tried to eat one.
Ramona

LaDue & Crew said...

Wow... I learn so much every time I come here! I've never heard of such an appy. Sounds good!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I am a big fan of the radish - and of the anchovy - lovely appetizer.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Your photos look so good makes me want to dip right in. Ina makes radish and butter sandwiches I think I saw it when she was in Paris.