Home Cooking

Anchovy help


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 13

Anchovy help

krissywats | Aug 10, 2005 12:32 AM

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!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound