When you marry delicious little sardines fished off the coast of France, naturally loaded with Omega-3s with fine extra virgin olive oil, the result is a flavorful ingredient that will come in handy for brunch, lunch and dinner.
For 40 years Les Mouettes d'Arvor ("the seagulls of Arvor”) has sourced their sardines from 9 boatmen in Concarneau, one of the France’s largest fishing ports. The sardines are only fished when in season during the spring. They’re carefully hand selected – they must not be too thin or too large -, then submerged in an ice bath, which allows the sardines’ flesh to firm up and the fish to be peeled. Then, painstakingly by hand, each sardine is deboned, dried, and packed in fine extra virgin olive oil. The artisan process is meticulous and guarantees the quality of the sardines.
Stock up on these flavor powerhouses and reach for them when you need a great last-minute appetizer or that extra boost of flavor for a dinner pasta or lunch salad. Serve them on top of a slice of toasted bread with some fresh herbs for an instant crostini appetizer, or toss them with some linguine with a twist of lemon for a flavorful dinner, or on top of a fresh salad with cherry tomatoes and basil for a quick and healthy lunch. Endless possibilities with a healthy, delicious ingredient.