Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Sardines au Citron Confit (w/ Preserved Lemon and Green Olives)

$5.50

Sardines packed in sunflower oil with preserved lemon and green olives.

115g (4 oz) tin

Pictured plated with its own tin contents and topped with fresh chives.

In stock

Description

Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus) 60%, sunflower oil, onions, green olives, preserved lemon 4%, salt, spices and aromatic plants.

Reviews

  1. fibersides (verified owner)

    Oui! Oui! C’est si bon! These are fantastic. French deenz; so hot right now, yet these bring the sweet and savory to the plate.

    I really like these. Great, clean, firm French sardines, with lemon and a TON of sliced green olives. All the flavors are there. I feel like I’m eating some fancy food right now, not just some random can of fish.

    Really have to say this Ferrigno brand is outstanding, such a great price for very good French fish.

  2. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    4.5+ stars, easy to round up because the amount of non-sardine items in there is astounding. They give you an absolute ton of delicious lemon and olives underneath the fish. I could load up every bite and it was just about as light & refreshing as a can of sardines in oil could possibly be. The lemon was present, noticeable, not overwhelming. The olives were complimentary, mild, but still noticed as well. The fish were quite big (5, I think?) with exactly the firmness that we’re all hoping for. A few scales but not in any way bothersome. Salt, flavor, acidity, all balanced.

    Quite simply, there is something *special* about this brand. The “eat at room temp from the can” ability of the Ferrigno line is staggering. You don’t need to add a single thing, yet you end up feeling like you treated yourself with all the extras. There’s no searching for the good stuff in the bottom of the tin, they didn’t hold back on any that I’ve tried. I now officially must keep several Ferrigno options on hand as change of pace tins. They have so, so many different flavors that it would be impossible to ever tire of eating them.

    Plain and simple, I loved these. They’re a certain rebuy and I can’t wait to try more of the other Ferrigno tins as well.

  3. chrisascott1 (verified owner)

    My inaugural tin from RTG!

    Fish was great – particularly the texture. Was hoping for a bit more punch from the lemon (served over white beans and was looking for these to bring that brightness in the dish), but what was there was nice. Will be interesting to revisit after trying more variety and see how my expectations change there. Artwork on the tin was delightful.

  4. Sarah Hands (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this tin more than the Ferrigno tin with ratatouille. The fish was firm and large, as others have noted, and the spines provide a nice texture. I did want more from the olives and lemon – I tried the fish first on its own, and then mixed in with some rice, lentils, and parsley for my lunch. The firm texture was quite nice.

  5. twa101 (verified owner)

    This has to be one of the more puzzling tin graphics of the Ferrignos that I have tried. A lady sardine in a red convertible being pulled over by a nun driving a Citroën 2CV with a Gendarme riding shotgun. Crazy pants. Peeled the can to reveal four fish and a muted scent. All the fish came out easily and intact and it turned out that there was a fifth fish hiding on the bottom. The bottom is where all of the preserved lemon, olives, & onion confit was hiding. These were some fine looking fish with nice pearly bellies. A few stray scales, but nothing to upset the experience. They had a great texture with a good balance of moisture and firm flesh. The flavor was well balanced from the salt and the confit provided a good bit of brightness. I Finished it off by spreading the oil and confit on a slice of toast. A delicious and balanced can that I might buy again.

  6. Joshua Olmsted (verified owner)

    These sardines are positively revelatory! An instant new favorite for me, and easily one of the most vibrantly flavorful cans of sardines I’ve ever encountered. My tin had 3 quite large sardines packed wide and flat, visually they weren’t too exciting but they look very nice and uniform. As soon as you open the can the smell of the lemon and olive bursts out at you. I’m not really qualified to speak about the quality of olive oil, but the lemon flavor mixed with the olive and sardine flavors made the oil so delicious I found myself dipping my bread in the can to get every bit. As others have pointed out, the lemon and olive bits are really what make this can, and they don’t skimp on them. I wouldn’t recommend adding any flavors to this can, and maybe just serving it with something like french bread or in my case an English muffin, something to just allow the flavors to comingle for a bite, not alter the taste in any way. The fish itself have a nice “feel” to them, a bit on the firm side, but easy to break apart, not mushy in the least, and I found them to have pretty soft spines for their size. This might be the best price-to-flavor ratio I’ve encountered yet in the world of sardines. I hope you give them a try!

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