Sardines from Conservas Ortiz
Fried Spanish Sardines in Olive Oil
From our favorite Spanish tuna producer, Conservas Ortiz, these are Sardinas a la Antigua that have been cleaned by hand, fried and then hand-packed in olive oil. The result is succulent, meaty fish that takes on extra richness from the olive oil. The olive oil also mellows the sardines’ inherently strong flavor to create a buttery, delicate bite with hints of the salty Bay of Biscay from which the fish came.
Sardinas a la Antiqua are ideal for a quick meal. Add them to a salad of watercress, cucumber and tomatoes for a lovely light lunch. For an easy appetizer, toss pieces of sardine with a squeeze of lemon and chopped parsley and let them marinate for a half hour. Then lay them on a piece of grilled bread, drizzle with olive oil and enjoy.
Not only are sardines tasty, but they are also packed with health benefits. Sardines are an excellent source of protein, they are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and they are rich in vitamins B12 and D. As their diet consists mosty of plants, sardines are also low in mercury.
About Conservas Ortiz:
For more than 100 years and through five generations, the Ortiz family has been committed to traditional, sustainable fishing and preserving techniques. For example, when, every summer, huge shoals of white tuna appear off the northern coast of Spain in the Bay of Biscay, the Conservas Ortiz fishermen line-catch every fish individually. It's a slow, labor-intensive process that helps to protect marine ecosystems. All Conservas Ortiz products, from anchovies to ventresca tuna, are carefully prepared and packed in olive oil so that, much like a fine wine, they actually improve over time.
Ingredients: Sardines, olive oil, salt.