Conservas de Cambados Sardinillas (Baby Sardines) in Olive Oil
Delicacy of Galicia
Conservas de Cambados, located near the Ría de Arousa, selectively harvests only the finest baby sardines to be preserved and packed in their cannery. To them, freshness is certainly key.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Small-batch harvesting allows Conservas de Cambados to be very selective with the fish they use in the cannery. Because they are situated so close to the estuary, they bring in the freshest products to be preserved and hand-packed into tins. Silver in appearance, these baby sardines are tender and mild, with the delicate flavor of the sea. Their texture is smooth and exquisitely juicy, and their flavor only increases in intensity as they are allowed to rest and mature before shipping out.
Comes in 2 equally delicious variants:
- 90g 6 – 8pcs Cambados Specialties
- 125g 16 – 22 pcs Cambados Gourmet
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
Versatile and long-lasting, these fish can be used in many ways. Have a few slices over crusty bread or crackers with a dollop of mustard and fresh ground pepper. You can also sauté the fillets with garlic, onions, and tomatoes in the traditional Galician way. Baby sardines are also delicious in salads or for filling stuffed pepper. If you fancy a glass of wine, go for a high-acid one like an Albariño, Muscadet, or Vinho Verde.
THE RICHES OF THE RÍAS
Northern Spain’s riches come not from money, but from the fruits of the sea that filter right into her estuaries. Since 1985, Conservas de Cambados has operated their cannery right where the Pontevedra River meets the Ría de Arousa. They have long been artisanal standard-setters and champions of long-terms sustainability.
Store your tin in a cool, dark, and dry pantry. Unopened, it will last up to 2 years. Once opened, consume your preserved fish within one or two days and keep leftovers with the oil in a sealed container in the fridge.