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December 8, 2010

Nuri Sardines

Filed under: Portuguese Sardines — admin @ 9:40 pm

Nuri Sardines are not manufactured in Austria, but I have included them in, because Nuri is the most popular sardine in Austria. The special thing about Nuri is that those fishes from Portugal are not available in Portuguese supermarkets. 3,4 million Nuri cans are exported every year. 50 percent go to Austria. The other 50 percent are sold to Italy.

The secret behind the wonderful taste of Nuri sardines can be found in the fresh condition of the fish during the processing. Everything is made by hand. Industrial sardine manufacturers use frozen fish during their process. Nuri sardines come directly from the sea. Nuri sardines are exported to Austria since generations.

The wrapping is only made for the Austrian market. The cans which are sold to Italy are without paper wrapping.

I have just opened the can. Now I am ready to experience a wonderful sardine.

Inside the fish called “Nuri”. The fish factory was built in 1920 and is located in the suburbs of Porto.

Nuri consists of the finest sardines from Portugal in olive oil, hot sauce, a slice of carrot and cucumber, laurel, clove, and pepper corn.

Most of the time I enjoy Nuri sardines on a Friday evening to celebrate the beginning of the weekend with this fantastic meal and cold beer. Enjoying Nuri fish is always something which brings me close to heaven.



  1. That is interesting information. I did not know they were popular in Austria. However, we do get them here in the USA. Same packaging as you show above. They can be somewhat difficult to find however.

    Comment by Ron C. — December 29, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  2. you can read more about it (unfortunately in German only) in this article from Austrian newspaper

    I heard (on the website of the Austrian importer, they are available in some “natural” variant as well (without spices, carrots.. – just in oil). but I cannot find them, not even Austria’s capital. does anyone know more about that? – thanks!

    Comment by johannes — June 29, 2011 @ 12:02 am

  3. It is possible to buy them in Lisbon. It is true, however, that they are not available in all supermarkets, due to their small production.

    Comment by José Vítor Malheiros — May 25, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

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