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Tina
Saturday, January 20, 2007, 8:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Tell me what kind of sardines do you all use?  I would like Brands, types (skinless, boneless, skin on, etc)  I would also like the sat. fat content on the box too.  In oil or water?

Just seeing what everyone uses to get more ideas for me!

I ate some skinless/boneless in my salad yesterday, and it was yummy...
Crown Prince kind in water/ 8% sat fat in 1 can (6.75 oz)
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Ha!!  This is a case of reading minds, Tina!  I was just thinking, after reading Brighid's post on her sardines on Wasa, that I wonder what kind of sardines she uses.  lol!  

I'm still experimenting.  I find that I don't like the smoked flavor that is used in most of the sardines I find in the stores.  I love the taste of the one you get (Crown Prince), but I'm really more interested in finding a brand that still has the skin and bones.  I want more beneficial fats, and am not concerned about the type of fats that we get in fatty fish.  When I buy Crown Prince, I get the one in olive oil, and just pour off about 1/2 the oil into my kitty's bowl and use the rest for myself.  Yum!  . . good for healthy skin, hair, and a well-oiled machine!  

But all the ones with skin and bones that I find are all smoked.  I'm concerned that smoke creates carcinogens in foods.



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Good Thread Tina!

Victoria, I also am concerned with getting good fats--so don't worry about "ccokie-cutter" recomendations about sat fats, like in Sardines.

When I started getting used to sardines, I begain by eating Reese's Smoked Sardines in Olive Oil.  Reminded me of "greasy" BBQ--yum!

However, I also have concerns about smoked issues, so I'm weaning myself over to Crown Prince Olive Oil.

Looking forward to suggestions from this thread--thanks again, Tina!

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I also eat crown prince in water or in olive oil.
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I really like haddon house, I don't like the smoked kind either, haddon house mackral is good as well



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i get Norwegian Brisling sardines usualy sometimes Bumblebee i dont know too much about brands this is a good thread for me!! oh yea crown royal!! i get their salmon a lot.
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Mine are usually New Brunswich or Beach Cliff...both Canadian, eh! in spring water.  They have them in soya oil, but as a nonnie I don't go there.

When I was growing up I remember sardines in a can as being tiny little fish...probably about three rows across with about 8-10 in each row.  These ones that I get now are five in a can (bigger, of course than the tiny little fish) laying flat...with bones and skin.  Am I just buying a different brand.  What do yours look like?

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Crown Prince for packed in water.  With skin for health reasons...I make a sandwich with toast, ghee (must melt) and mustard.  For "like tuna", I use skinless boneless with homemade mayo.

Haddon House for packed in water and lemon - there is a tiny bit of lemon slice in each can.  The lemon flavor really develops in the fish!
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The canning process heats the oil to high levels so some of us feel it is healthier to stick to water packed fish.
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In the interest of economy, I bought a tin of Beach Cliff water packed yesterday.  

I drained the water, put the sardines in a small bowl, drizzled them with olive oil, and added a couple of cloves of pressed garlic to the mix.  I ate it right away, but think it would be absolutely fabulous marinated overnight in the frig.

I have some concern about the size of the Beach Cliff sardines.  Why are they so big?

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In the interest of economy, I bought a tin of Beach Cliff water packed yesterday.  

I drained the water, put the sardines in a small bowl, drizzled them with olive oil, and added a couple of cloves of pressed garlic to the mix.  I ate it right away, but think it would be absolutely fabulous marinated overnight in the frig.

I have some concern about the size of the Beach Cliff sardines.  Why are they so big?My.


I don't know...that is why I asked further up the thread.  I remember them being small when I was growing up.  The size concerns me also for the mercury.  Are there kinds that are canned small still?

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Crown Prince and Haddon House are both canned small.
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What flavors/varieties does the Haddon House come in?  I've never seen them for sale around here.
Did I understand right that they are unsmoked?  Do they have an unsmoked with bones and skin?



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I love them fresh on barbacue or else on grill. Unfortunatelly I do not do it very frequently because of the smell. I hate everyone knowing I am having sardines for lunch

In terms of canned, in Spain we get them small or large. Next time I open a can of large ones I will measure them and post results. It seems that in other countries they are using only the large ones. I would say there is a variety of possible reasons; public demand, availability, price...

I use the small ones when I am going to have them on a piece of toast or on their own and the large ones when I use them on salads or when I have them with a sweet potatoe and mayo.

I always buy mines in extra virgin olive oil. With Vicki's comment I am going to try the water ones. Also, I always get them with skin and bones and eat everything.

I love sardines.


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I will have to look at the grocery store for a different kind of brand of sardines to see if they are smaller.   And...correction...after I opened a can today, there are only four (not five)  sardines in a can of Beach Cliff.

I love sardines too.

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Quoted from Victoria
What flavors/varieties does the Haddon House come in?  I've never seen them for sale around here.
Did I understand right that they are unsmoked?  Do they have an unsmoked with bones and skin?



We do not have them here, which is very sad since they are my favs, maybe we can bribe Vicki to ship them to us.


Had some sardines tonight for din-din......amazing how addiction they are, I love them mixed with eggs and ny



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Debra,

I am right there with you about the size--and thats exactly my concern, too-Mercury.  Because unlike Alan Jackson, "I'm not crazy about (a) mercury".  (I know--dumb "funny"--but I'm kinda punch drunk tonight--Sundays are my lloonngg days)

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I ordered some Season Norway sardines from Amazon.com tonight.  They have the best deals I have found on sardines.  They are no salt added, which I wanted because I have heard that regular salt has dextrose in it which is derived from corn.  I need to stay away from that.  These only have 20% sat. fat compared to the crown prince brisling sardines in water %42 sat fat.  Same size, 3.75 oz.  I know sat fat isn't bad in the fish, but I just feel it is too much for me personally.  I tend to gain weight from it or just feel lethargic-like.  Anyway, these seem better, but I have never had them.  Don't know yet.  
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you need to not be so worried about Saturated fat, saturated fat is not bad for you, it is a nessesary component of the human body and human functioning, plus saturated fat is not going to make you gain weight as easily as some other fats, since that seems to be a major concern of yours



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Victoria--I usually buy Crown Prince sardines packed in olive oil. I've tried the water pack, but to me they just don't have the same flavor and come off as more 'fishy' and kinda blah.

We do have Haddon House brand here, but I've never really looked them over. When I go shopping this Friday I'll check them out and post any information I find.

I usually eat sardines when no one else is around. I would never dare to take them to work. And my housemate hates them too *chuckle* Fortunately, my little black cat Morrighan shares my good taste in fish and always helps me finish them off.


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When I was growing up I remember sardines in a can as being tiny little fish...probably about three rows across with about 8-10 in each row.  These ones that I get now are five in a can (bigger, of course than the tiny little fish) laying flat...with bones and skin.  Am I just buying a different brand.  What do yours look like?



I think what you are talking about are two brands, sold in Canada, called "Club de Millionnairs' and 'Club de Billionnairs'. They are a product of Scotland and both mention on the package the smallness of the fish.

I usually get either Brunswick (77c to 99c) or No-Name (89c) but the two above brands are $3.27 and $2.67 respectively. There are also some nutritional differences. Cdn have less 3/6 omega fats but a ratio of 5 or 7 to 1 - 3>6. The Scottish has 2 to 1 - 6>3. Also Cdn has about double the Iron content of the Scottish.

Any how I think they are two different products and any one seeking the smaller fish should check out one of the above mentioned products.






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Thanks, Laura!  Gotta get off the sat. fat kick don't I?    Anyway, I had a yummy salad with the water packed skin/bone sardines with carrots, pumpkin seeds, fresh lemon squeezed over it with a little olive oil today.  It was yummy!  

This a.m., I made my son the sardine smoothie that Debra posted in the smoothie post, and he LOVED it.  He didn't know it had sardines until I told him, and he just smiled and said it was good.  I tasted it too, and it was, but I prefer mine with poached eggs added.  I usually eat my sardines or salmon/tuna at lunch.

Anyone concerned or heard about the salt with dextrose issue?  Being corn-derived?  
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King Oscars by Bumble Bee Seafood, sells a tiny sardine.  The package says:

"King Oscar Brisling, the world's smallest, most delicate sardines, are taken from the pure, icy fjords of Norway.  They are lightly smoked (darn it!) in oak wood ovens and hand-packed in a variety of natural oils, spring water and flavorful sauces."  

I picked up a few, since I haven't found my perfect sardine yet:
whole, unskinned and containing bones
unsmoked
sea salt instead of regular salt
ideally, tiny fish

That's my wish.



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I like King Oscars but they don't like me, unfortunately. Could be the oak used in smoking, could be the sauces. *sigh* Great taste though.


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yes Tina,
dextrose is definately corn derived.......some table salts also have corn starch added.
it s a mad world out there!! lol


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