Sliced Baguette with Anchovy Chive Butter and Radishes
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
16 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices of baguette
10 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
Additional chopped fresh chives for garnish
Coarse kosher salt
In a small bowl, mix butter with anchovy paste and 2 tablespoons chives; add more anchovy paste to taste, if desired.
Spread anchovy butter over 1 side of each baguette slice.
Top each baguette slice with radish slices, overlapping slightly to cover bread.
Garnish with additional chopped chives, sprinkle with salt and serve.
This recipe was adapted from one found on Epicurious.com. We substituted the anchovy fillets for anchovy paste to make the preparation a bit easier. Make extra anchovy butter as it's delicious on vegetables and steak!
November 7, 2012