Minerva Sardines in Olive Oil with Lemon


No one disputes the fact that Portuguese sardines are among the best in the world. No one disputes the fact that Minerva is among the best of the Portuguese brands. And no one disputes that lemon is a perfect pairing with sardines.

120g tin

Pictured on marble rye with chive cream cheese and red onion jam.

In stock


Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus)(min. 70%), olive oil (29%), lemon (0.3%) and salt.


  1. Aaron Cruz (verified owner)

    very light tasting fish. the lemon taste is not immediate, but offers a subtle finish. Needs salt!

  2. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Quite a good time with these shimmery and beautiful sardines. Lemon was mild but still noticeable, plus it was very natural without any fake “essence” scent or flavor. A small lemon slice added a nice little enhancement to each bite (but I could have used more, I can *always* use more). Texture was fantastic, just barely on the softer side of medium, and the moisture was above average. It’s a high quality tin overall. Congrats to Minerva, this is a very pleasant lemony tin of sardines at a pretty darn good price … and I’ll certainly buy it again.

  3. anna.widgeon (verified owner)

    This was a lovely tin and a positive introduction to Minerva for me. The lemon flavor was more subtle than I’d expected but quite lovely in the oil. The fish was on the softer side and fell apart a bit as I picked it up, but that was no problem. I paired this tin with crackers, sliced tomato, flakey salt, and a bit of horseradish for a truly delightful bite.

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