Sunday, April 5, 2015

Conservas Santos- 140

CONSERVAS SANTOS: IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Energy- 763/183 kcal
Fat- 12g
Protein- 18g
Salt- 1.0g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) 75%, Water, Tomato Concentrate 10%, Sunflower Oil, Piri-Piri 1% and salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Two large, scaled fish to the tin. A very dry fish; sauce is a tad on the tangy side. A roe filled fish; fish has a chewy consistency to it. Heat is very subtle, almost undetectable. Scales not noticeable, not a spiny fish. I wouldn't eat again, alone. 3 sardines.






CONSERVAS SANTOS: IN LEMON SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Energy- 840/202 kcal
Fat- 14g
Protein- 18g
Salt- 1.0g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) 75%,  Sunflower Oil, Natural Lemon Flavor 1% and salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint, almost undetectable lemon aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled fish to the tin. Lemon flavor hits you on first bite, a well balanced flavor, not to strong. A meaty fish, a good textured fish, soft-medium. Fish holds it's shape well, no strong taste or after. Not a spiny fish. A subtle lemon flavor lingers. Salt is noticeable in this tin. I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines.






CONSERVAS SANTOS: IN TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Energy- 753/181 kcal
Fat- 11.6g
Protein- 18.5g
Salt- 0.8g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) 75%, Water, Tomato  10%, Vegetable  Oil, and salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint tomato aroma upon opening. Two large, scaled fish to the tin; scales are noticeable. A roe filled fish, not a spiny fish, a faint, watery tomato sauce is detected on first bite. Fish is a tad on the dry side, a meaty fish; fish lacks flavor. salt is detectable. I may would eat again. 2 Sardines.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Omega-3 brain test





Different people see her spinning in different directions.



Let's put those Omega-3 loaded brains to work. Mouth Full of Sardine's style! You can make her switch direction at will. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kung Gustaf- 139


KUNG GUSTAF: IN TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:




PRODUCT OF:
Sweden. Processed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato Puree, Rapeseed Oil, Salt



PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Tomato aroma hits you on opening. Nine fish to the tin. A tart tomato flavor hits you on first bite; flavor disperses as quick as it hits. Fish breaks as removing from tin. A mild tasting fish. A juicy fish, almost a watery flavor. No strong taste or after, this tin really grew on me as I engulfed it. This tin would greatly benefit from some heat, (chilli, etc.) I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 2015





Geisha-138


GEISHA: IN SUNFLOWER OIL WITH CHILLI


APPEARANCE:
A VERY APPEALING APPEARANCE WHEN OPENED. I DID DIG RIGHT IN, FORGETTING TO TAKE THE OPENING TIN SHOT. 

NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Sunflower Oil Hot Chilli, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Three, scaled fish to the tin. A nice amber hue to the oil. A good textured, almost dense, fish. Scales are not noticeable. Not a spiny fish; heat is present, very subtle. No fishy taste or after. I would eat again. 5 Sardines


Monday, January 19, 2015

Casablanca-137

CASABLANCA: IN VEGETABLE OIL WITH HOT PEPPERS


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
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PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines,Vegetable Oil, Salt, Hot Pepper

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint oil aroma upon opening. Two very large, scaled, tightly packed fish to the tin. A very nice heat hits you on first bite; the heat lingers through the tin. One large pepper to the tin. Scales are detectable; yet soft. A very clean tasting fish, no fishy taste or after. Not a spiny fish; a good textured fish. I would eat again. 5 Sardines.


Friday, January 2, 2015

New Years 2015

Happy New Year Sardine Eaters! Did any of you Sardine Eaters do any Sardine traditions? Eat a late night tin or perhaps had a tin as hangover food? 



 Instead of eating dried sardines for prosperity as is traditional in Japan, I ate some grilled sardines crusted in sea salt. Still wanting to pay homage to the Japanese tradition,however, I picked up a bottle of sake to compliment the fish. 






Two bottles may be needed next year since I went through a bottle while the fish were cooking, leaving me to add ale to my Sardine lunch. 

Wishing everyone a great 2015 full of great tinned sardines! Off to open a tin now! Keep popping those tins!