Simple, delicious, and endlessly versatile: for such a seemingly humble ingredient, the canned sardines from Les Mouettes d’Arvor easily enhance whatever they’re paired with. From a simple packed lunch or picnic to a flavorful addition to salads, sandwiches, and pasta, you’ll be impressed at how these premium sardines in olive oil add umami flavor to your dishes.
Les Mouettes d’Arvor is the last standing cannery in Concarneau. Flourishing, thanks to their consistency and dedication to quality, they have risen to the forefront of their industry. The local fisherman along the coast of Brittany supply their needs. Fishing seasonally, the Sardines they use are sustainably caught in the Spring when they are just the right size. Transported directly to the factory: the freshly caught sardines are soaked in icy salt water to preserve their texture.
Firm and ready for processing after their ice bath, the fish are hand-cleaned and laid on racks to dry. The drying helps them maintain their shape and keeps their skin intact. The next day the fish are fried in oil, then packed in EVOO. This artisanal process results in canned sardines that are so rich and buttery in flavor you’ll never want to go back to your old brand.