We do – and for no other reasons that the the colorful wrappings look good: I Just had to buy them. So I couldn’t help laughing at myself when I read Jeff Gordinier’s story in Esquire yesterday.
All the ways I have prepared these tinned delicacies during my childhood and youth popped up in my memory while reading Esquire.
The sardines served in an opened can served with two slices of rye bread, a quarter of lemon and “pimped” up with a bouquet of Parsley I had for lunch in the 70s at Copenhagen many ”værtshuse’. The sandwiches made from cans of sardines or salmons, mayonnaise and two loaves of bread we lived from during countless rock festivals, the deep fried breaded moules we made for snacks when I was child. And of course the tuna I used for one of my first haut de cuisine dishes: Salade Nicoise…
Today we mainly used the tuna for one of Italian favorites: Vitello Tonnato and sardines on toasted bread with a good olive oil.
Tinned Fish is probably the best distributed product from Portugal – you get it in supermarkets and grocery stores all over the world! And most people we know have cans hidden away in cupboards, drawers, fridges and other places they have for storing food items … just in case somethings happen.
Things happen NOW – this Cowid-19 isolation is the reason why you bought them. You just didn’t know.
So now that you can’t be here in Lissabon why not use the situation to get a taste of Portugal at home… remember its only until things get back to normal and people start traveling again.
See you when Covid is history,
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