These are the BEST! They use the freshest, fattest sardines and then panfry them (that is the "a la antigua" part of the label) in olive oil. They are then packed in olive oil. They are just SO good; meaty and mild-flavored. Very elegant for a sardine. Awesome many many ways including:
1) Right out of the jar;
2) Incorporated into many kinds of salads (salades compose including nicoise, potato salad variations, and whatever else comes to mind);
3) With pasta pasta pasta - just pasta, pasta with greens or greens and beans, etc;
4) Various sandwiches - sky is the limit here but you can change up the bread and eat it toasted or grilled or soft, use marble rye, whole grain or other kinds, add any condiments that you imagine - mustards, romesco, mayos, Tutto Calabria Hot Spread Sauce (my secret addiction, sold at Pasta Shop);
5) Lay them out as part of a mezze spread, cut into bite size pieces with toothpicks and served along side some suitable dips (beet hummus and all it's dip pals)/crackers or pita chips, and some stuffed grape leaves.
You get the picture. And that picture would be that I think these are amazing and have figured out many ways to enjoy them. I bomb at cooking fresh sardines even when cleaned by the fish market, so these are for sure my go-to alternative. I try other brands now and again but these "a la antigua" are the top of the line.