Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Fermented fish sauce is a strongly flavored condiment you can use is soups, stir fries, and of course, other fermented dishes like kimchi!
Food preservation experts Harriet Fasenfest and Marge Braker demonstrate how to safely can fresh sardines. This video includes a basic primer on using a pressure canner.
Sardines, a possible solution to the fish nutrition paradox, are simple to preserve for months at a time, providing inexpensive and easy access to Omega-3 fatty acids without taxing our ocean's resources.