Formosa Gourmet Sardines in Olive Oil

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Formosa Gourmet Sardines in Olive Oil is wild-caught Atlantic seafood hand-packed in Portuguese olive oil. Served with a baguette and salted butter.

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About Formosa Gourmet Sardines in Olive Oil

Formosa Gourmet Sardines in Olive Oil is wild-caught Atlantic seafood hand-packed in Portuguese olive oil.

About Formosa Gourmet

Formosa Gourmet brings you the best products of Portugal and Ria Formosa. Their selection consists of carefully selected high-quality Portuguese foods.

Located in the south of Portugal, Ria Formosa is a protected area of simple beauty and an oasis for wildlife. For over 150 years, the best quality canned fish has been produced there in an artisanal way.

Formosa Gourmet uses only the freshest fish from the catch of the day, caught in the wild waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Every day the best fish is carefully selected and treated by hand to provide the best quality canned fish.

A Recipe from Formosa Gourmet

Sardine Tempura

Sardine tempura with chili-lime mayo! A little history lesson: Tempura is originally a Portuguese dish that was brought to Japan during the 16th century by missionaries from Alentejo, Portugal. Ever since tempura has been an incredibly popular dish in Japan. It is often made of vegetables, fish, octopus or mushrooms. We decided to make our own version with sardines to celebrate its Portuguese origins.

Servings: 4

Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Formosa Gourmet Sardines in Olive Oil
  • 3 carrots*
  • 1 handful of green beans*
  • 1.5-liter vegetable oil for frying

*can be replaced with vegetables of your choice, for example, sweet potato, mushroom or zucchini.

Batter:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 dl all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 dl ice-cold water

Chili-lime mayo:

  • 1 small chili
  • 1 lime
  • Mayonnaise

Preparation:

Mix the mayonnaise, pieces of chili, and lime juice. Keep in the fridge while making the tempura.

Put a pan of water to boil. Slice the vegetables into smaller pieces. Boil for 6 min, then rinse with ice-cold water. Take out the sardines from the can.

Put a wide frying pan on medium heat with the vegetable oil. Make the tempura batter: mix egg and flour with water to a thick batter. Put the sardines and the vegetables into the tempura batter to coat them and then carefully put a few of them in the oil. Fry one side and then turn over and fry the other side. When they have a golden color, they are done.

Serve immediately together with the chili-mayo.

Bom apetite!

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