When you take tasty little sardines naturally loaded with Omega-3s, sustainably fished off the coast of France, then hand-select them and pack them by hand in organic extra virgin olive oil, the result is a culinary and nutritious powerhouse!
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 French organic olive oil. The artisan process is meticulous and guarantees the quality of the sardines. These sardines are certified "Peche Durable", which is a certification from the Marine Stewardship Council for certified sustainable fishing, merging respect for fish populations and marine habitats while guaranteeing a living for people who depend on fishing for income.
These flavorful sardines are perfect to store in the pantry and pop out when you need an instant boost of flavor and nutrients. 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.