What is Sardine?

Sardines are a small pelagic species that are particularly common in Mediterranean cooking. In recent years the Cornish fishery has been revitalised by the reappearance of sardine stocks off the Cornish coast. This has helped to reinvigorate the UK taste for sardines. Very popular for grilling or marinading. this fish is also very high in omega fatty acids, making them extremely healthy eating.

Latin Name

Sardina Pilchardus

Seasonality

Sardines tend to be most readily available from July to January.

Alternatives

Herrings make for a good alternative to sardines.

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