I love tinned fish, if you couldn't tell that already! My goal is really to help people explore the world of tins. Americans in particular have looked down on tins for far too long. If I'm honest, it's with good reason. Far to often tins in the states are simply put...garbage. I love seeing the face of someone trying a proper tin for the first time. It truly makes me happy to watch and prideful too since so often the best tins come from Portugal. I will admit that many countries are doing great things and even the US is stepping up its game. This package is meant for folks that love fish and really want to explore the world of tins. People that want to scratch the surface of the world of tins to see what they might like. It too will change from time to time but this 6 pack is the perfect introduction to what tin fish can be. We eat tins in this house so we go through 8-12 a month. They make for a great meal on the go over a salad, a full meal served with rice or potatoes, or simply as a snack with crusty bread! I cant wait for you to try these.
Tennorio Tuna- American tuna is one of those things growing up that was sort of just there. This isn't that. Ive gotten so many positive texts and emails about this tuna. Its awesome simply out of the can but i really love it mixed with chickpeas, fresh parsley and olive oil!
Bela Lightly Smoked Sardines with lemon- Bela is fast becoming one of my favorite tins. To say you can taste the quality is an understatement. It also has the added bonus of using all certified organic ingredients that go beyond the sustainable fish in the tin. Its unique in the fact that the fish is smoked slightly that with the lemon adds a little brightness to the tin.
Bela Cod Portuguese Style- What exactly is Portugal without cod? Cod may arguably be the most important food item in Portugals history. This tin is basically history in a can. Bela takes salt cod and tins it with olive oil and fried onions. If you boil some good potatoes, pour this over those and top with fresh herbs. A glass of wine and a crust of bread and you could be sitting in a Lisbon grandmas house.
Minerva Boneless Skinless Sardines In Spiced Tomato Sauce- This tin has started to become our most popular tin and for good reason. It sort of just hits all the notes. Great quality fish, a touch of spice and that little extra balance with the tomato. There probably isn't a better tin to put on a crusty roll with some onions and good lettuce than this one. The fact that its also boneless pulls some of that fear away from tin newbies which is always nice when you are first starting out.
Ramon Pena Squid in its ink- I always say the Portuguese nail tinned fish but I'd be lying if i said the Spanish didn't nail the other stuff. Pena is a company that just does it right. These little squid which are clean and blanched in sea water for texture. Then stuffed and tinned in their own sauce are just amazing. This tin can be made into a meal easily by frying up a little garlic, add your pasta, toss in your tin and finish with parsley and lemon. Thank me later
Berth Mackerel In Mustard Sauce- This is a brand new product to the line over here. Mackerel in mustard is a long time dish only found on the tables of royalty. When mustard became more available this tin grew in popularity. It was a way for the every day person to enjoy that good life. This tin served over simply boiled potatoes with herbs is simply heaven.