Small Sardines in Olive Oil (Conservas de Cambados)

Small Sardines in Olive Oil (Conservas de Cambados)
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The Spanish believe canned seafood is a delicacy to be shared and enjoyed! They take great pride, and great care, to harvest the best seafood and package it with the utmost care. The result is the purest, most delicate, and exquisite tasting seafood on the planet! A true delicacy.

Do NOT be fooled by other sardines. Conservas de Cambados makes a "Gourmet" line, which is their highest quality, and the ONLY ones we sell. "Gourmet" is clearly at the top of the front label as shown in the photo, the "Conservas de Cambados" logo is prominently displayed, and the tin is a rectangular with rounded corners. Their other line "Bogar/Alamar" is made with imported seafood (not from Spain) or with lower quality seafood from outside of Galicia.

When in doubt verify the front label says "Gourmet" at the top, "Made in Spain by CONSERVAS DE CAMBADOS, S.A. FDA 15066" at the bottom, shows the "Conservas de Cambados" logo, and it is in a rectangular tin with rounded corners.

Small Sardines Tapa Recipe


  • 1 can Small Sardines in Olive oil
  • A few crackers
  • Endive leaves
  • Radish


Open the can of sardines and place each one of them over endive leaves or all together in a dish. Adorn with endives or radish.

Sardines Pate


  • 2 tins of sardines, drained
  • 1/2 cup softened and cubed butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Place all the ingredients in a food processor, blend until smooth.

Transfer the mix to a serving dish, and refrigerate 2-3 hours.

Garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve with crackers and sliced baguette.

We also love using these on pizza!

Gluten Free

Best By: 29Oct2027

Ingredients: Small sardines, olive oil and salt.

4 ounce (115 gram) metal tin (Approximately 16-22 sardines per tin)

Price: $10.95 Quantity
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Amazing 10/03/2013
By Kevin
These are the most amazingly delicious sardines I have ever tasted. I usually get my sardines from whole foods and always thought they were great until now. The olive oil makes all the difference... a little buttery. The fish is intact with good texture. What a treat.
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Small Sardines 04/19/2013
By Carollee Krueger
These lovely little sardines are the best I've ever had. Packed in a high grade olive oil that is good all on it's own to drizzle on bread!0.
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I conquered my fear. 02/26/2013
By James Dietz
I gotta tell you, I approaches these with trepidation. I have NEVER eaten sardines from a can. My dad used to love them. I couldn't stand to smell them. Well, we made a Mediterranean-type salad for dinner last night (my wife's idea), based on the salads we ate nearly every day in Spain last summer. I put 5 of these on top of the chopped lettuce, with tomatoes, green olives, thinly sliced onion and quartered hard-boiled eggs..and wow... rich and filling, with a taste much like tuna.
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Delicious products 04/14/2020
By Susan Zimmerman
The sardines in olive oil (Conservas de Cambados) were divine! They are firm, not too oily, delicious on cracker or toast with red onion. Best I've ever had. I will definitely reorder these. Shopping with Gourmet Delights is super easy & fast.