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Tapenade: Fish sauce instead of anchovies?

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Tapenade: Fish sauce instead of anchovies?

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sonia darrow | | Jul 16, 2010 01:59 PM

Making The French Laundry's roasted tomato tarts for some company tonight. Neglected to read the recipe thoroughly enough ahead of time.

The tapenade is basically just anchovies, olives, and oil. My anchovies are the wrong kind (oil-packed vs. salted) and I don't have milk to soak them in. Also, the can is a tiny bit plump-looking and I may just be paranoid but I don't want botulism.

Since fish sauce is basically anchovy juice, couldn't I just use a few dashes of that instead (paying attention to avoid thinning it too much)?

I think I'm going to go ahead and do it, I just always feel the need to ask for second opinions when I deviate from unfamiliar recipes!

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