Canned Fish, Explained: Why Everyone Is Obsessed And Where To Buy Online
With fish sourced from Spain and Portugal, the packaging of Jose Gourmet is adorned with artwork created by Luis Mendonça and depicts bright and colorful images. Seafood is distinguished by mussels and fries in marinade, sardines with lemon and olive oil, and razors in brine.
Millstein and Goldfarb’s company undeniably has chic and popping packaging, which makes it difficult for anyone to click the “buy” button on their website. Fishwife currently offers smoked trout and smoked albacore tuna. This tuna isn’t like the tuna in your grade school lunchbox – expect a much more potent tuna flavor and a more solid texture.
Another brand with eye-catching packaging, Matiz catches its fish off Spain, Italy and Croatia, then canned them in Galicia, Spain. Baby sardines with s are a must try. Since sardines are smaller, they make great toppings for toast, and peppers add a sour touch. Mussels in olive oil and vinegar are as delicious in pasta as they are on savory sundried tomato spreads.
Did you know the brand behind your favorite fleece zip also has a food outpost? Patagonia Provisions strives to source seafood in a sustainable manner and even shares the details of how the fish are caught. For example, for white anchovies with lemon and olive oil, the fish are caught in the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain and then processed in a cannery in northern Spain which mainly employs women. Anchovies are excellent for a midday snack, as are smoked mussels and roasted garlic mackerel.
Bela is based in Portugal and works with local fisheries to source sardines and mackerel. The brand packs the fish within eight hours of catching it, instead of freezing it first. Try the skipjack tuna which is packed in a jar with olive oil.
Another Millstein favorite, Salmon Sisters is a deviation from the fish of the warm, sunny parts of the Mediterranean. Instead, this business specializes in fish caught off the coast of Alaska and, yes, it’s run by real sisters Claire Neaton and Emma Teal Laukitis, who catch the fish themselves with an all-female team. Among its canned offerings are smoked Alaskan salmon, smoked octopus, and smoked herring.