When I buy anchovies in a tin, covered in oil to use in cooking, they come out fresh and blend right in with my dish without overpowering but I alway have leftovers. I don't use anchovies a lot so twice I've tried covering the leftover fillets completely with oil and putting them in the freezer. Both times when I defrost they come out VERY fishy tasting and overpowering.
Tonight I saw a huge jar of anchovy fillets at the grocery that said only 'keep in a cool place'. Should I not be putting the anchovies in the fridge or freezer after opening? What if I bought a huge jar and used a few and put the rest in the fridge, would I have the same issue with fishy taste? How long can I keep them wherever i'm keeping them?
Thanks in advance!