King Oscar Sardines (Sprats) in Zesty Tomato Sauce


The four pillars of tinned fish are: plain in olive oil, olive oil and lemon, olive oil and hot pepper of some kind, and tomato sauce. These are the combinations that are universally recognized as good.

We prefer to serve products with tomato sauce (and/or onions) at least warmed, we believe it makes for a better mouthfeel experience. But what do we know about tomatoes? Lots of people happily eat them straight from the tin. Our favorite way is to pour the tin out over a dish of freshly made rice and let the hot rice warm the sauce and the ‘dines. There is no wrong way if you like it.

One layer, 8-12 fish

106g tin

Pictured curried on toast. Recipe from Tin Fish Gourmet.

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Ingredients: Lightly smoked brisling sardines, tomato sauce (water, tomato paste, soybean oil, sugar, salt, carob bean gum, citric acid, hot paprika, paprika flavoring).

Kosher OU

Product of Poland

See what Matthew Carlson has to say about these tomato sardines compared to Nuri Sardines in Tomato Sauce 3/5.


  1. Todd King (verified owner)

    Talk about bang for your buck! These are delicious. I had them with saltine crackers and salsa Espinaler. Nice thick, tasty sauce. It felt like a complete meal. 5 stars!

  2. kstarling224 (verified owner)

    These are really filling. Meaty, ever so slightly smoked, and if there were bones, they were inoffensive and largely unnoticeable. I had these room temp over white rice, and I added a bit of chili oil and espinaler sauce to wake it up. I wouldn’t consider the sauce “zesty,” but it was certainly hearty and remarkably thick, with chunks of tomato throughout. These were excellent, and for the value, these will definitely be a pantry staple for me. 4.5/5

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