You may think them just a great store cupboard emergency item with the benefit of a good shelf life but tinned fish and seafood is so much more and really in vogue right now, getting lots of love from food writers and chefs.
"Tinned" doesn't sound very gourmet but call them "conservas" como hacen los Españoles [who are experts in preserving seafood] and all of a sudden they sound very delicious!
Tinned seafood has moved beyond simple salmon and can make the basis for a delicious meal [try tinned mackerel with lemon, chili & pasta] or an ingredient that can really pump up the flavour of dishes - anchovies are an amazing seasoning for roast leg of lamb!
They’re also perfect to pack for a picnic, or just to eat right out of the tin as a healthful snack, and great for entertaining - think of them as aquatic charcuterie!
We have a great selection instore and online Anchovies, Sardines, Tuna, even cockles!
The most important element to great tasting tinned fish however is ensuring you have the very best quality, and we've done the hard work of sourcing the best for you.
The Spanish and Portuguese are the masters of tinned and we stock Minerva, Santa Catarina, Azouro and Ortiz however our own Shines Seafood in Donegal have beautiful Wild Irish Tuna as well as sardines in sauces and oil and mackerel too.
You can browse our superbly curated range here.