Mar 18, 2009

A Rather Saddening Debut.

The excitement I had while deciding which tin of frenchy goodness to review could barely be contained. I eagerly chose to break into the can of the Les Mouettes d'Arvor Sardines in Butter with Garlic and Parsley. Wild I know. Since I had some tins that were not sardines I decided to accompany the snack with some spanish mussels in spicy marinade and a bottle some french white wheat beer. I can't even pronounce the name so just look at the pic. Okay? Okay.

Upon opening the can I saw some handsome looking fish caked in coagulated butter. "Hmmm, I must be doing something wrong here" I thought and tried to translate the heating instructions on the back of the box. Blah, blah, blah, pan, blah blah blah, medium heat, blah, blah, blah, 3 to 4 minutes. I've never had to heat my sardines before. This is Exciting, I thought.

But upon sitting down to what I thought would be a delightful treat I was sorely disappointed. The butter, garlic, parsley trio was just too damn much and overpowered everything. The smell permiated the room. They were difficult to eat and did not at all go with the beer I was trying to enjoy. I was spinning into the void of frustration so much that I had decided the mussels had sucked too. They were probably fine. I was despondent that my first affair with my arsenal of French fish was a bust.

I am certain that the next tin I open will be absolutely fan-flipping-tastic.

This butter, garlic freakout gets one tin.


Gunnar Berg said...

Maybe a full-bodied red wine?

Jonny Hamachi said...

Maybe a little white wine in the cooking process to cut that sauce. Or maybe it's just a French thing.

Hey Bourdain, what do you think?

Aldo said...

But how was the beer? No one has rated the Bicentenaire yet for

Jonny Hamachi said...

Now That Seems To Be The Question:
How WAS the beer?
French bicycles? Sure.
French Sardines? Maybe, we'll see how the next tin goes.
French Beer? Always.


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