Ingredients: Sardines, Sunflower Oil, Salt
Canning fish in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a relatively recent phenomenon (and the Italians, who revere the liquid, consider it to be a special form of madness), probably brought about because Whole Foods demanded it and Bela obliged. But most sardine purists prefer a more neutral oil, like sunflower or peanut, so that the flavor of the fish can be fully appreciated. Also available in a version with hot peppers.
120g (4.23 oz) tin
Drained weight, 84g (2.96 oz)
Pictured on saltine crackers with dijon mustard and capers.