This mackerel by La Belle-Iloise is combined with onions, tomatoes, and Provenҫal herbs. The nice, flaky mackerel is infused with fruity, citrusy Menton lemon and delicious extra virgin olive oil, which truly highlights the classic flavors of the South of France.
Use this flaked mackerel in salads—either to top on green salads, or mixed in for sandwich filling. You can also use it as an ingredient in quiches, rice bowls, and savory pastries.
La Belle-Iloise Conserverie was founded in 1932 near Quiberon, a fishing port in Brittany, France. Georges Hilliet was a son of a fisherman, and it seemed a natural thing to work with something close to his heart. The easy access to the sea also guaranteed fish that was fresh and quality.
Hilliet opened a direct sales store in 1967, after firmly distancing himself from the pressures of mass distribution. In 1982, under the leadership of his sons Georges and Bernard, La Belle-Iloise Conserverie began distance selling (or mail order selling). By 2011, they had over 50 stores. This is, at its heart, a family business. And now, helmed by Bernard’s daughter, Caroline Hilliet Le Branchu, they continue to be at the top of their game, selling only the best quality canned fish.
Store your tin in a cool, dark, and dry pantry. Unopened, it will last up to 2 years. Once opened, consume your preserved meat within one or two days and keep leftovers with the oil in a sealed container in the fridge.