Anchovy paste is a fish paste made primarily of ground cured anchovy fillets. The other basic ingredients are usually olive or sunflower oil, salt and sometimes an acidic ingredient like vinegar or acetic acid.
Anchovy paste is packed in tubes, like toothpaste, or in cans or bottles, and can be bought in supermarkets and grocery stores.
You can also make your own homemade anchovy paste using canned anchovy fillets, and grinding or blending them with some olive oil.
Anchovy paste is used as a condiment in cooking to enhance flavour of food, sauces, spreads, and salad dressings.
The paste should be used sparingly and should be refrigerated after opening.