Nuri Sardines in Olive Oil 3/5


The classic plain sardine from a fan-favorite producer in Portugal. If you don’t like your sardines too salty, the ingredients on these are just sardine and olive oil. You cannot go wrong with a tin or several of these.

120g (4.3 oz) tin

In stock

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Ingredients: Sardines, olive oil, salt.

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  1. toolndie (verified owner)

    The flavor of the flesh is very, very good…excellent quality…classic distinct “fish” flavor…you know when something just tastes good!…
    Delicious Olive Oil…clean natural taste…with just a hint of salt…perfect…This is going to sound stupid but the oil has a greenish gold color…it looks like olive oil…
    I had several bites with the Espinaler Appetizer Sauce…Excellent!!…this sauce is the bomb…I had bites of Fish + Sauce + Dieffenbach’s Kettle Potato Chips…so good…
    These are the best Sardines I have tried so far…are they worth $6.50 a tin?…..well Nuri is a artisanal operation…hand caught…hand cleaned…hand packed…as they have done for 100 years…….and that Olive Oil…

  2. twa101 (verified owner)

    This was a very mild smelling can of fish and quite attractive to look at upon opening. The skin was mostly intact and had a very shiny, foil like appearance. Four fish tightly packed but they came out easily and intact. Just a few scales floating in the oil, but very easy to put aside. The first fish was quite strong in fishy flavor but the other three were mild and all had a soft texture. I can see why people like them, but I found them to be a bit under seasoned Nothing a sprinkle of salt couldn’t fix. The oil was quite nice and I finished it up with a slice of sourdough bread.

  3. Caleb Miller (verified owner)

    First Nuri I have tried. I was surprised to see scales on the skin, but they were nearly imperceptible in the mouth. These sardines are large, meaty, and savory. The oil is delicious and compliments the sardine wonderfully. Very filling and the texture is fantastic.

    Poured the remaining oil and bits onto some toasted bread, which was also excellent.

    Highly recommended — I will be purchasing these again in the future. Excited to try the other flavors.

  4. Nicole Gehan (verified owner)

    These are just really good sardines.

    The tin itself is wrapped in a papery a film, which makes this humble food seem a little bit more elevated when you’re eating it (though, admittedly, maybe not the most environmentally friendly).

    I got four nice size sardines in this tin, packed in a hearty amount of olive oil. The oil itself is light in color and flavor so it works well poured over some boiled potatoes or a piece of toast. Will purchase again.

  5. Joe Warren (verified owner)

    First timer with these. Was greeted by beautiful hombre skin that had a gradient of grays. Surprisingly these were pretty girthy pieces!

    The spine had a substantial crunch. Quite a few fatties in here! The olive oil is light, and each acted like a little sponge, essentialy soaked up the remnants of the tin.

    Would I seek them out? No. Are the enjoyable? Absolutely. Middle of the road and not too salty. Nothing to complain about, but nothing to write home about either.

  6. Minatogawa Man (verified owner)

    We’ve seen these for years but hesitated to purchase them for various reasons such as expense, wanting to savor the anticipation of a future tiny luxury, or, perhaps even fear that they might be over-rated. Wow…they live up to their stellar reputation … large, almost shimmering golden deens with perfect firmness and versatile flavor. We found their flavor shines best when simply presented over short-grain brown rice or on thin slices of toast. Yum!

  7. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Simple, plain, tasty. It’s not really a tin to savor on its own (like the spiced version) but still delicious. Very meaty, great flake with medium-soft texture. Moisture levels were ideal as there was not a dry bite to be had. As Dan mentions above, they are not salty at all so I did find myself longing for more seasoning … but that’s a simple fix. For me, these are not quite at the level of the Nuri spiced tin but it’s easy to see that these could be a perfect sardine for someone watching their salt intake and/or for a big ol’ sardine sandwich. If you enjoy giant sardines like these, you must go try the Sardinha Lightly Smoked tin next.

  8. (verified owner)

    Comparable to Angelo Parodies or Belas. Slightly dry, I had 3 fish in mine. There is a YouTube video about the factory posted by Insider Food. Not a stellar can, but decent. The quality olive oil stood out to me.

  9. randymatteson427 (verified owner)

    I watched the Nuri factory video and ordered 3 different flavors. I just loved each tin. The overall Nuri experience has been been wonderful. The Nuri Sardines in Olive Oil were large and flaked up nicely. The skins shimmered as if the olive oil was freshly poured over them a minute ago. These were great! I am a repeat Nuri fan for sure. 5/5!

  10. jacob.harris.122 (verified owner)

    Big, tender, tasty fish. I’m still new to “big” sardines (as opposed to sprats) but these are as good as I’ve had. Compared to the smokier sprats I’m used to, these have a little more “actual” fish flavor, kind of a canned tuna note. The oil is tasty. I’d probably go for the spiced ones over these, they’re a bit on the plain side.

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