New York Magazine - September 07, 2017
The Best Snacks Come in Cans and Jars
When you go to a wine bar and order some plates to snack on, you might not realize it, but most of those tasty snacks come in a can or jar. Those tasty, tangy piquillo peppers smeared over toast? Canned. Briny sardines covered in shaved radish? Canned, too. Whether they’re tinned or preserved in small glass jars, these shelf-stable foods bring flavor to your meals at a moment’s notice. And it’s all just one yank of a pull tab, or twist of a jar, away. Shop online and you can stockpile a case of tuna-stuffed peppers or spiced beets for more refined snacking.
Ortiz Piquillo Peppers Stuffed With White Tuna
The delicate Spanish peppers are fire-roasted before being stuffed with fatty Spanish tuna. Its gently smoked flesh levels up any cheese-and-cracker game. Swap the Ritz for a toasted, sliced baguette and look at you making tapas.
Matiz Gallego Sardines in Olive Oil
Take a tip from all the best tapas places in New York and start snacking on tinned fish. These mild sardines hail from Galicia, Spain, an area renowned for its seafood, and their purveyor packs these little guys when they’re at their freshest. Try them on an open-faced sandwich with lots of butter.
La Tienda Peregrino Brand Anchovy Stuffed Olives
This salty, umami-rich snack raises the question: Why haven’t we been eating olives stuffed all along? The buttery, extra-large Manzanilla olives are an ideal vessel for carrying bites of mild white Spanish anchovies into your mouth.
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