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Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!

Bagna Cauda Dipping Sauce

Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories per serving 128 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 15 canned anchovy fillets in oil
  • 1 medium garlic bulb
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Don't peel the garlic bulb or tear it apart. Leave it in one piece but chop off the tops using a sharp knife. Don't exaggerate, this will only make it easier to squeeze the soft cloves out later. Place the garlic bulb on a piece of tinfoil and sprinkle with a little olive oil, pepper and salt.
  2. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  3. Then wrap the garlic bulb up entirely and place it on an oven rack in a preheated oven at 400 F° (200°C) for 30 minutes until the cloves are soft and mushy. Remove the garlic bulb from the oven and put it aside until cooled down fully.
  4. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  5. In the meantime add the butter to a small saucepan and place it over medium heat until the butter has melted.
  6. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  7. Then add the anchovy fillets and a little dash of pepper.

  8. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  9. Stir well and let the anchovy melt gently for a couple of minutes. Squeeze the soft garlic out of their pockets and add them to the anchovy butter as well.
  10. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  11. Stir well and take the pan off the heat. Pour the buttery mixture in a clean blender.
  12. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  13. Pulse into a fine mixture. Then gradually add the olive oil until the mixture starts to thicken nicely. It shouldn't be too runny.
  14. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!
  15. Pour the anchovy dipping sauce in a clean bowl and serve at room temperature accompanied by some vegetables of your choice.
  16. Look at this bagna cauda, a delicious garlic, butter and anchovy dipping sauce for raw vegetables... What a surprising appetizer!