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Whole Sardines

approx. 10 lbs total

$169

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Size:

Approximately 10lbs.
Size of each sardine can vary ranging between 4-10 inches long.

Features:

Fresh
Wild
Whole (In the Round)

Season:

Consistently available Spring-Summer.
Sporadically available the rest of the year

Origin:

Pacific Ocean
Fresh sardines are a healthy fish with soft flesh and a rich flavor. Many people prefer the sweeter flavor of fresh sardines to more commonly found canned sardines.

Sardines are an extremely nutritionally dense food high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D & B12, calcium, niacin, and phosphorous. Because they have such a short lifespan before harvest, they have very low bioaccumulation of contaminants like mercury.

Because sardine populations fluctuate dramatically based upon environmental conditions, today’s Pacific sardine fisheries are very tightly controlled to prevent overfishing and are now thriving. Scientific assessments of sardine populations ensure a sustainable harvest quota.


Storage: Store fresh sardines in the coldest part of your refrigerator.

Shelf Life: Up to a day after day of delivery.


In some cultures fresh sardines are cooked and consumed whole, but gutting them is also very easy. Simply pinch the head at the gills on either side and pull away from the rest of the fish. The guts will likely come away with the head. If not, you may have to use a pairing knife to slit the bottom of the fish and pull them out from there.

To scale sardines, put them in a bowl of water and rub the scales off with your fingers.

Fresh sardines can be grilled (often on skewers), pickled, fried, baked, broiled or smoked. Many cultures coat them in bread crumbs before cooking or toast breadcrumbs separately for a crunchy topping after cooking.

Because they are oily, sour ingredients like lemon, vinegar and dry white wine help balance them. Other complimentary flavors include garlic, fennel, tomatoes, pine nuts, saffron & fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage).

Grilled Sardines Recipe


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