Anchovy essence is a brown or pink, thick, oily sauce, consisting of pounded anchovies, spices such as Black pepper or Cayenne Pepper, etc. Sometimes, to enhance the flavor, Wine is added . 
The essence is used as a flavoring for soups, sauces, and other dishes.
- ^ ltd, Cassell (1883). Cassell's dictionary of cookery.
- ^ Chemist and Druggist: The Newsweekly for Pharmacy. Benn Brothers. 1889.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Ward, Artemas (1911). The Grocer's Encyclopedia.