The Portugese call these “sardinhas”—little sardines. They’re younger fish, about half the size of a typical tinned sardine.
While the fish’s dimensions have been reduced the flavor is not. They’re every bit as rich and even more silky textured. Ramon Peña hand packs their tins with flair. The fish are so artfully laid out you’ll feel totally comfortable bringing a just-opened tin to the table and show it off before diving in.