While at the grocery store picking up a few things for my wife I made it a point to travel to the Mexican aisle and pick up a can of Perla Pacifica Sardinas en Salsa de Tomate Picante. One huge ass can of fish. We're talking fifteen ounces while your typical can of sardines are 3.75 ounces. This can is intimidating. After the kids went to bed I got ready to watch Transsiberian and prepared a plate with some cheese and some Zesta's. I poured a bottle of Paulaner Salvator Double Bock into a glass and grabbed some El Yucateco Salsa Picante de Chile Habanero (the green stuff), not to mention the "laundry" I had to do to put my appetite into overdrive.
Opening the can reveals a large number of big sardines not organized neatly in the can but floating freely in a watery red and somewhat spicy sauce. Texture is firm and extremely meaty while not at all mushy. They taste good with a clean and pleasant finish but could use a touch more salt. They're not incredibly fishy which was a surprise. The cons would be the sheer size of the can and the large amount of sauce. I'd be more apt to buy these again if they came in a smaller tin. I mean you'd really need a group of sardine hungry friends to finish one of these cans and not waste any. The can is brimming with sauce which can get messy and difficult to keep your fish in order. Removing the sardines from the can may be the way to go here.
I would definitely recommend these if you were entertaining and your guests were fans of the Lowly Tinned Sardine.