Güeyu Mar Chargrilled Sardine Tails

$20.00

Tails of large sardines chargrilled with holm oak. Canned in the Arbequina de Castillo de Canena brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Net Weight: 150g (5.29 oz), Drained Weight, 3.7 oz

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Description

Ingredients: Sardine tails (Sardina pilchardus), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and salt.

Reviews

  1. Jeff (verified owner)

    Though maybe not a traditional feature or accompaniment for a cookout or barbecue with family, I thought it would be fun to open a tin or two with some family at a recent smoked ribs-focused family gathering, despite that some of that family thinks I’m weird for eating fish out of a tin. Wanting to impress my doubting family, I opened up this event-worthy tin of chargrilled sardine tails…

    Despite the fact that it was a slightly breezy day, opening this tin outside in front of 4 skeptics had them all immediately reacting to the aroma. For me, it was a very present, but smooth and pleasant aroma. Peeling the lid back all of the way exposed 4 girthy looking sardine segments. These looked pretty darn close to the size of any other sardine you might encounter that doesn’t claim to just be tails. Before meeting the chef’s knife, these look to have been slightly larger sardines than you’ll typically find in a tin.

    The sardines showed signs of having met up with a hot grill as the skin carried marks and scars of having been handled a bit before finding their way to the tin. In lifting a sardine tail out with chopsticks, I found them to hold together well.

    At first bite I found them to be well seasoned with a touch of salt, with slightly soft flesh – not mushy, just a bit soft. That softness is countered by the thickness of the segments – still giving a good bite and mouthfeel.

    I think these were delicious – great aroma, quality, texture and flavor. For the family that I shared these with, who at best may have had some experience with tinned fish in the form of anchovies on a pizza or in a salad, nobody was blown away by them, and conversely, nobody was offended either. Perhaps if served up alongside some basic grocery store brands the contrast would have found more appreciation for the care of the fish in this tin.

    Would I want to eat these every day? Yes. At this price point, is that reasonable? Not for me. I think these are a nice, experiential tin of fish that would be perfect for an occasional treat, either solo, or with fellow tinned fish aficionados.

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