Ortiz Large Sardines in Olive Oil, 140g
Intense flavour, melting texture. Improve with age. Shimmers of silver skin.
Ortiz buy their sardines at auction houses (lonjas) on the north coast of Spain. The fish are carefully beheaded and gutted by hand before being washed and prepared for cooking.
They are briefly fried in oil before being tinned in olive oil. A la antigua describes those products on which the silver skin is kept on the fish.