adapted from Martha Rose Shulman / New York Times
1 to 2 garlic cloves (to taste), halved, green shoots removed
Salt to taste
1 anchovy fillet, rinsed (optional)
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¾ cup (tightly packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves (25 grams)
Combine the garlic, anchovy fillet, salt and capers in a mini food processor and pulse to a paste. (Alternatively, use an immersion blender and combine the ingredients in a jar and blend to a paste.) Add the olive oil and parsley and blend to a purée. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If using within a few hours, allow to sit at room temperature. Otherwise, refrigerate. Allow to come to room temperature before using.