When ready, they are gently washed, to remove excess salt, and the fish are trimmed and filleted by hand.
Ortiz buy their sardines at auction houses (lonjas) on the north coast of Spain. The fish are carefully beheaded and gutted by hand before being washed and prepared for cooking.
They are briefly fried in oil before being tinned in olive oil. A la antigua describes those products on which the silver skin is kept on the fish.
INGREDIENTS: Sardines (FISH), olive oil and salt