Ingredients: Sardines 75%, Lobster Oil 18% (grape seed oil, lobster, shallots, carrots, garlic), grapeseed oil, salt
Allergens: Fish, Crustaceans
We really don’t have anything to compare these to, they are unique in the sardine world. Typically lobster oil is something used in small amounts because a little goes a long way. It’s a finishing oil to dress up roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, rice, you name it. Here it is used to preserve sardines, and the effect is transformational. Not only is the flavor affected in a richly delicious way, but the texture of the fish is different than other sardines in a way that’s difficult to articulate. At first I thought the sardines were dry, but it isn’t a dryness at all. The closest I can come to describing the texture is how sardines get when you fry them in butter until they just start to show some golden coloration. It’s as if all of the water-based moisture has been pushed out and all that remains is the oil-based moisture where umami lives. And using lobster oil just adds to the effect. A singular product. If you love the oil (and you will), we offer it as a standalone product, as well.
115g (4 oz) tin
In stock (can be backordered)