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For those who love fish paste and can’t buy it outside SA.
I make my own fish paste – just as nice as Pecks.

  • 2 tins of sardines in oil or water
  • 1 tin anchovies in oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Drain sardines and remove any tiny bones.
Place in blender and blend till smooth, add anchovies including half of the oil – add tomato paste (I add a bit at a time) and blend till smooth. (Check and adjust with more tomato paste if necessary) – keep in fridge.

Make some toast and spread your fish paste – grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy the flavour of home. Hope this helps those of you who love Pecks.

Recipe and photo:  Carol Gambale

5 Reviews

  1. Madeleine

    Fantastic, so true to the original Pecks Anchovy taste! I didn’t use any of the Anchovies oil though, too salty.

  2. Madeleine

    Sorry , I meant to give a five star rating !

  3. Magdalene

    I’m definitely going to make this fish paste!! I was very disappointed when I didn’t find any fish paste in the shops in my area. Fortunately ii saw this recipe. Thankyou Carol

  4. Dee

    Yummy, not sure when you put this up. But did you know Pecks Anchovette is discontinued now. So your recipe is valuable to SA too now thks will be making it ASAP.

  5. Ros

    I add lemon juice. Home-made fish paste is in fact nicer than the commercial stuff was

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