Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Sardines in Butter with Persillade (Garlic and Parsley)


These are intended to be lightly fried in the butter they’re packed in and then served atop steamed potatoes and/or vegetables. Garlic and parsley minced together is what the French call persillade, and it is one of the all-time great seafood accompaniments.

Butter is a solid at room temperature, and the easiest way to make the butter liquid enough to remove the contents of the tin is to drop them into a pan of simmering water as you remove the pan from the heat. Let sit until just cool enough to handle easily.  Some people remove with tongs then run the tin under cool water so that it can be handled sooner. Be careful when breaking the seal as the contents are now under some slight pressure. We place our tins on a folded up paper towel for traction and to deal with any splurt. Pour contents into a saute pan and fry on medium heat until the edges just begin to get golden.

115g (4 oz) tin

In stock


Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus) 70%, butter27%, garlic, salt, parsley 0.5%.


  1. Joshua Sibelman (verified owner)

    Delicious. I like to serve them over farro.

  2. nrobinson (verified owner)

    Delicious tender medium sized fish. I warmed the tin, then dumped it into a cast iron skillet and sauteed them for 3 or 4 minutes. Delicate taste, not at all fishy. Flakes apart in the mouth almost like it is melting. A few scales. Great on its own, but absolutely delicious poured over fried potatoes or toasted sourdough. A little parsley and a squeeze of lemon… :Chef’s kiss:

  3. Matt (verified owner)

    These were absolutely incredible! Delicious sardines packed in high quality French butter, just the right amount of garlic and parsley as well. Sautéed in a pan for a few minutes and served with some crusty bread. Regretted only buying one tin, will absolutely be ordering more of these

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