Pinhais Spiced Sardines in Olive Oil


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Story: Cloaked in tradition and family values, Conservas Pinhais has been operating for over 100 years on the Portuguese coast.  Jakob Glatz is focused on preserving the original method of canning by hand, using 37 unique steps.

Producer: Jakob Glatz | Conservas Pinhais

Where it's from: Matosinhos, Portugal

Why it’s unique: Currently, Pinhais is one of the only canning companies that remains faithful to the traditional methods of canning and is committed to carrying through 37 individual steps required to produce each can solely by hand.  By minimizing the use of industrial machinery in favor of manual labor, the company is reducing emissions and energy consumption for a greener footprint.  Plus, they maintain that their employees can even carry out the steps blindfolded. Pinhais proudly employs generations of women in its canning facility, grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, who have perfected the craft over several decades. They even have a secret tomato sauce recipe that is known by just a few staff members and is passed down verbally!

Ingredients: sardines, 100% refined olive oil, cucumber, chili, carrot, bay leaves, cloves, black pepper and salt 

How it tastes:  Plump, briny sardines meet a spiced, chili infused olive oil with just the right amount of heat.

How to use it: These spiced sardines would make a killer fish cake!  Use the oil from the tin to mix with fish, breadcrumbs, eggs and some spices and you’ve just upped your appetizer game.

What you get: One 4.4oz (125g) tin

Shelf stable. Lasts 2-3 days refrigerated after opened.

WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: