Matiz Spicy Sardines with Piri Piri Pepper

(1 customer review)


We reach most often for spicy sardines, then probably smoked, then lemon, then plain. They pretty much all use piri piri peppers, and they rarely have enough heat for people who like heat. But, that’s why hot sauces were invented.  These won’t blow your doors off, heat-wise, but we think you’ll be surprised at how good they are for the price.

120g tin

In stock

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Ingredients: sardines, olive oil, piri piri chili pepper, salt

1 review for Matiz Spicy Sardines with Piri Piri Pepper

  1. Jeff (verified owner)

    In general I think that Matiz sardines are both consistent in quality and at a fair price point for that quality. I like a bit of extra spice and heat so I’m happy to see options to buy spicy sardines, particularly from a brand I feel I can trust in Matiz.

    Upon opening a tin of these spicy sardines I’m presented with some shiny, silvery skin, mostly unmarked though not blemish-free, on some plump looking fish. Extracting the sardines is a bit of a trick as they’re packed in there tightly, and once out of the tin I see one small red pepper that was hiding out under the fish. Though a bit tricky to extract, the sardines come out mostly unscathed, as they appear to be pretty stout, and somewhat firm.

    There’s a light, clean aroma and a light sip of the oil presents a hint of extra heat at the back of the throat, though nothing overpowering. Straight from the tin the sardines are great on their own, with a nice moderately firm bite to them, and light hint of extra spice. Given the extra flavoring, if you’re a straight-from-the-tin sardine eater, I think these will be a treat. Served up with a some rice, crackers, bread, or pasta, they could make for a nice meal.

    These are just spicy enough to add a little extra to the flavor profile of the sardines, but not so spicy as to scare away folks who don’t rate their meals on a scoville scale. I’m happy to have these in a regular rotation.

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