Riga Gold is a world-renowned brand of canned fish from Latvia. Their parent company, GAMMA-A, is the largest producer of canned fish in the Baltic States, as well as the largest producer of sprat fish in the world. The Latvian company offers all kinds of canned sardines, herring and mackerel, but their specialty is smoked sprats in oil.
What are sprats?
Both sprat fish and sardines are subspecies of the herring family. Sprats are smaller than sardines, and are most commonly prepared smoked. Riga Gold uses only Baltic sprats smoked with the wood of the Alder tree. Sprats in oil are a traditional Latvian dish, and Riga Gold is the country’s preferred brand, now sold in 46 countries!
How to Eat Sprat Fish
Riga Gold canned fish are packaged with natural ingredients only — just salt and oil. Their sprat fish can be eaten straight out of the can, but they can also be fried, eaten in sandwiches, and used as a canape ingredient. These fish are also part of a traditional Swedish recipe called Janssons Frestelse (“Jansson’s Temptation”), which is a potato gratin casserole served at Christmas. Make sure to venture over to the Supermarket Italy food blog to find more sardine recipes!