Minerva Sardines Skinless & Boneless in Spicy Olive Oil and Pickles


These are made with the true, authentic Atlantic sardine, Sardina pilchardus, according to the Portuguese tradicional method. Sardines are selected and prepared by hand, one by one, and are pre-cooked in steam, only being canned after this process and prepared with different sauces.

120g tin

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Ingredients: Sardines, refined olive oil, chili, carrot, cucumber, and salt.

Preserves of 100% Portuguese production. 

 The excellence of our products is a result of the elevated quality of the fish and the traditional production method.

 The fish is selected and prepared manually in order to achieve a product of superior quality. 

The terms “spiced” and “spicy” are used pretty much interchangeably in the tinned fish world, to mean two different things: with a hot pepper (or hot pepper flavor), and with cloves/bay/carrot/hot pepper. There are many examples of both terms being used to mean both things.

We are so frustrated by how widespread this confusing inconsistent usage is that we’ve gone through our entire product line to correct the incorrect ones such that our description of “spiced” or “spicy” will always indicate which it really is, regardless of the packaging. “Spicy” = with hot pepper flavor. “Spiced” = with the cloves/bay/carrot/hot pepper flavors.

This particular tin has the vegetables of spiced, but not the bay or clove, so we’re calling it spicy.


  1. jfeyes (verified owner)

    Very good…..mildly seasoned……typically dry and firm…..!….worth $9 a can?????

  2. Anne Martin (verified owner)

    There were 4 larger fish in the tin. These had a slightly spice tingle, an actual small pepper and pickle in the tin with them. I just was put off by the skinless part, as far as presentation, didn’t expect that. I also think I prefer smaller fish, The flavor was mild and not fishy, I would not buy these again, but they are well made, just not to my preference.

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