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Lemon Caper Mackerel

Lemon Caper Mackerel

Pop the top and eat responsibly.

The most important word in tinned fish today is "sustainable."

It's a simple idea: don't deplete the bounty of the ocean. Manage what and how we fish and find ways to eat more of the species that aren't in danger of disappearing. Maybe it's a crude comparison, but I think of it like raising chickens as opposed to raising cows. Chickens take far fewer resources to raise and are ready for market in a fraction of the time that it takes to bring a cow to market. Following that metaphor, we need to cool it on the 'cows' of the sea and do more with the 'chickens of the ocean' if we want to keep enjoying them into the future. 

Mackerel is a perfect fit for this new philosophy: it's a smaller fish that doesn't take long before it's ready to be harvested. Unlike smaller fish which can have a delicate, flakey texture and flavor, mackerel tastes like a larger fish. It has a meatier texture so it can take on other flavors without being overpowered. In this case, the addition of bright lemon and salty, floral capers complement the fish's flavor perfectly. And because it's packed in olive oil, the texture becomes smoother and silkier over time—the opposite of being packed in water, which can leech off flavors.

It tastes great, it's sustainable, and it helps the ocean. Win, win, win.

"Patagonia Provisions canned mackerel is my favorite everyday tinned fish because it’s priced gently enough for a Tuesday night, sustainably sourced from Spanish fishermen who catch the mackerel with minimal bycatch or baitfish, and very delicious... They’re tasty enough that sometimes I’ll eat them straight from an overturned can sprinkled with a little flaky salt, like my own personal Fancy Feast, with some bread for dipping into the flavored oil."
Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit

Lemon Caper Mackerel

P-LCM 4.2 oz
$12
Ships for flat rate

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