The Southwest is popular!
This small metal box contains 5 recipes with a southwestern accent. The Basque Coast is honored by this box with its tongue-in-cheek graphics.
This metal box contains one can each:
The brightly painted metal can can be used for tea, coffee or the next delivery of sardines after enjoying the sardines. Also a good idea as a gift!
La Belle-Iloise is perhaps the best-known and most colorful canned fish and soup factory in the world! With classic recipes and creative compositions of sardines, tuna and mackerel, the family business has won a permanent place in the hearts and on the plates of many gourmets.
Founded in 1932 by Georges Hilliet near the Breton port of Quiberon, the company is now in its third generation. All products are the result of careful manual work, even if a total of 800 employees work in the factory during the sardine high season.
Manufacturer's address: Conserverie la belle-iloise, ZA Plein Ouest, 56 170 Quiberon, FRANCE
Eating sardines warm is an old Breton tradition. The aroma of the fish unfolds in a particularly intense way when it is heated. At the Belle-Iloise, all sardines are fished with the bolinche, a special net, and immediately processed fresh. Before olive oil began its triumphal march around the world, Breton sardines were usually marinated in butter or Muscadet wine.
Even the ancient Romans valued sardines and ate them salted, marinated or smoked. To this day, the sardine is and will remain a high-quality product if the quality and production methods are right. Thanks to their short lifespan, they have absorbed very few pollutants from the sea and have a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements. 100g of sardines (about 8 fish) contain 40% of the recommended daily dose of calcium and 100% of the vitamin D necessary to absorb the trace elements. In order for the human body to be able to absorb all of these valuable nutrients, it is essential that the sardine is preserved in high-quality olive oil, because only this oil allows the human body to break it down and metabolize it.
For the sake of enjoyment, however, you should definitely not do without the many other great creations from the incomparably rich range of flavors of canned sardines: sardines in a fruity sauce, in white wine, in butter, with water and lemon... try it out!
The sardine is still the linchpin of many port cities in Brittany, but also in Spain and Portugal. Fortunately, however, it is not in danger of extinction and can be enjoyed without regret.