Anchovy Sauce RecipeThe Anchovy Sauce is a classical sauce for fish and seafood made by flavoring a fish velouté with chopped mushrooms and then thickening it with a mixture of egg yolks and heavy cream called a liaison.
It's similar to the traditional Normandy Sauce, but the difference is that at the end, we enrich the finished sauce with Anchovy Butter.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 cups fish velouté
- ¼ cup fish stock
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 3 oz. Anchovy Butter, cut into slices
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt 1 Tbsp of butter and sauté the mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the velouté and the fish stock to the mushrooms. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and reduce by about one-third.
- In a stainless steel or glass bowl, beat together the cream and egg yolks until smooth.This egg-cream mixture is called a liaison.
- Slowly add about a cup of the hot velouté into the liaison, whisking constantly so that the egg yolks don't curdle from the heat.
- Now gradually whisk the warm liaison back into the velouté.
- Bring the sauce back to a gentle simmer for just a moment, but don't let it boil.
- Strain, swirl in the Anchovy Butter and serve right away.