Serious Eats: Talk
Anchovies: Way or No Way?
Nay for me as I'm vegetarian.
Actually this is a sneaky way to ask for suggestions for an anchovy alternative in otherwise vegetarian recipes - usually pasta sauces.
I don't know why but I usually substitute chopped capers for the anchovies, although I'm pretty sure that they don't taste remotely similar. Then again I have never had an anchovy, and no fish at all for 20 + years so I really have no clue... Please Help!