Sardine Sardina pilchardus

Although best known for being preserved in cans, the fresh sardine is a wonderfully rich tasting fish, easily cooked whole and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

Appearance

Same species as the pilchard, the sardine is small with silvery skin and found in large schools.

Size

Range from 80g-150g

Source

South Coast of UK; Mediterranean waters

Seasonality

All year round; best quality October-May

Oil Content

High

Price Guide

Low

Portion Size

Whole

Alternatives

Herring

How To Cook

Ideal for grilling or barbequing whole. Sardines taste great with Mediterranean or strong, sharp flavours due to their high oil content.



Fish Fact

The smaller, younger fish of the species are called sardines, whereas the larger, older ones are known as pilchards.

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