The Ortiz Sardines from northern Spain are one of those really amazing offerings that are sure to attract the attention of every little fish lover that tries them.
These exceptional sardines are prepared ‘a la Antigua’ – hand cleaned and slow cooked in virgin olive oil. The result is an exceptionally tender and very mild sardine. Enjoy these sardines with crackers, on a canapé or add to a fresh green salad.
Packed with beneficial oils, calcium and vitamins, sardines are one of the healthiest fish you can eat. They are also low in toxins and a highly sustainable fish species.
Ortiz sources fresh sardines and cleans them by hand in the Basque Country. Each fish is slow cooked in virgin olive oil, resulting in a very tender sardine with a mild, fresh taste. This differentiates them from industrially produced sardines, which are steamed or flash cooked and can produce a chalky or dry tasting fish.
This sardines are packed in only virgin olive oil and salt, nothing else. The sardines can be stored for years, becoming more tender over time. Store in a cool, dark place such as a pantry. Refrigerate after opening.