Anyway a short while back we had SALTS Paris chapter meeting at the apartment to celebrate a friends birthday. The wife and I had finally visited the Bon Marche and grabbed a few tins. We decided to enjoy these for the meeting:
Rödel sardines with lemon
Rödel sardines in olive oil
and La Belle-iloise sardines marinated in muscadet and herbs.
We had also ended up with a can of Russian caviar. Sure, why not?
This sparkling wine is deeeelicious and cheap and rediculously easy to drink. Watch out!
All sardines were really good. The rödels with lemon were good though not as popular as the rödels in plain olive oil. It's funny as with the connetable brand sardines I really like the ones with the lemon a bit better than those without. Not in this case. This night the red tin was the hit and emptied first. The la belle-iloise tin was good but there were some who didn't care for flavor of the wine. I'm not sure why but the men in the room, myself inlcuded, really liked these. I would say that these, though very different, command the same rating as the rödels with lemon.
There you go. I know that I need to do more cooking with sardines, but it's just so damn easy to cut up a bunch of whatever you have in the fridge, pop a tin or three, pull a cork or three and enjoy yourself. Do it.
Rödel with Lemon