Mar 11, 2009

Smiling Fish Part Deux

I figured that, in the interest of fairness, I'd give these another go. The first time I tried this brand (the YELLOW ones), I'd just spent a long day in the car, and was standing in Mr. Chris' kitchen in Le Boise, having just drained three LRP's in ten minutes.

Catching up, exchanging trinkets, eyeballing each other. Typical old friend's reunion.

I wasn't really in a Tasting mood, and I feel like I might have given these fish the short shrift.

Today it's the green ones. The Curry isn't so sweet as the others, and has a nice mild heat.


You have to break them up to get them out of the little can, and they look horrible once you do.


Grey, and with bones. There is no fish flavor, which is worrisome to me.

Pretty goddamn gross, overall. What you get for 88 cents, I guess.

The accompaniment was superb. Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, Saltines, and a chunk of pepper jack that I'm still working on.

Le Chat does not like curry.


Now, just for shits and giggles, I'd like to show how it's really done:


This was Sunday's repast. Pliny, Sopresetta, some garlicky, oily foccaccia, a two-year-old cheddar, and a Five-Tin tin.

Followed by a bottle of Underberg and a nap.


(EDIT: Hamachi just reminded me that when I originally reviewed the Pollastrini, they merited only four tins. I can't imagine why. They are top of the heap, price be damned. A solid Five if there ever was one.)


BreadCity said...

Just wanted to say how happy I am this site exists. Sardines rule.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for you guys to review Trader Joe's 'Lightly Smoked Sardines in Olive Oil', i.e. the pink tin. It's from Portugal, three magnificent large firm fishies. I have a stack of ten in the cupboard.

Old Nevermore said...

Arr-- Sounds like you have what it takes.

Send us a review (link at the bottom of the page) and tell US what YOU think.

Liz said...

Ah - now the Smiling Fish *crispy* tinned sardines are actually pretty darn good. There's also one they do in a chilli sauce which is considerably better than the curry sauces.

Hungry now.

Old Nevermore said...

Been looking for a UK correspondent.



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