One is a glass jar of the tuna Filetti packed in olive oil from fresh line caught fish. There are four triangular pieces of tuna, packed standing up in a 5 inch tall jar. Very meaty tasting, they are ready for summer’s bounty of tomatoes and other veggies for making salads and almost instant meals. Jarred tuna with its delicate flavor is different from the canned version. If you like the cans of As do Mar, you’ll love the jars.
As Do Mar Sardines All’ Olio D’Oliva 120g tin (#9014) Sold out.
As Do Mar Sardine All’ Olio D’Oliva are three silvery colored thick, plump, extremely meaty, delicate textured fish packed in olive oil. These are a wonderful example of why sardines were so sought after some 100 years ago. There were sardine forks and sardine plates for serving these delicacies, and delicacies they were and still are.
Bon Appetit Sardines en Sauce Piquante 120g tin (#9015) Sold out.
Although produced by As Do Mar, Bon Appetit Sardines en Sauce Piquante are different: three fat sardines with a whole piri-piri pepper in vegetable oil. Mild on the attack, they are piquant on the finish.
Delicious as a contrast to the sardines in olive oil.
Pedacinhos De Atum En Tomate 120g tin (#9016)
Completely different are the Pedacinhos De Atum En Tomate from Santa Caterina. Again Azorean produced, these are tuna flakes in a spicy tomato sauce. In Spanish this is known as “fritada de atún.” Drain off some of the oil and mix tuna with a bit of mayonnaise and you’ve got an instant tapa. Serve on good bread.
Selected Goan Cuisine Specialties On Sale
A very special cuisine developed at Goa on India’s Western Coast, which was the world’s first fusion cuisine. Since Goa belonged to Portugal from 1510 to 1961, it was here that a lot of new world products met the Indian sub-continent. But Goan Cuisine is also the name of a line of condiments made in Perth, Western Australia, by a Goan family, the Assumptions and the D’Souzas, who artfully cook Australian produce with Indian spices. Several of these Goan Cuisine specialties are now on sale for the coming warm weather. All are discounted 15% or more from their normal price. Jar size: 360-375g each.
Achar: from Persian or Arabic, meaning a “pickle.” Fresh fruit and/or vegetables are diced and cooked with spices, but must retain their original texture and flavor.
Highly unusual is the Cucumber Achar, made from crisp Persian cucumbers, diced and cooked with curry leaf, ginger, garlic, and vinegar; lightly spicy with a cucumber crunch. Delicious with cold meats of any kind or as the base for raita.
Goan Cuisine Pineapple Achar (#9018) Sold out.
Similarly the Pineapple Achar, is made from fresh, high acid, high fiber Queensland pineapples, cooked with curry leaf, mustard seed, cumin, ajwan, and chile. Use with ham, roast pork, turkey and smoked fowl.
Mescut: from the translation of “cuti,” made up of small pieces, this is a traditional Goan pickle.