What exactly are these fish -Skippers?
I have recently seen tins of this fish - by John West. What exactly are they?.Are they perhaps a type of smoked fish and the name a contraction of 'small kippers' and made in a similar way to kippers but from sardines or sprats instead of herrings.
- deniseLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
There are lots of tinned fish with different names, that are smaller / younger versions of fish breeds.
I've seen Sild, Sardines, Pilchards, Anchovies, Mackerel, as well as Skippers & Herrings.
Apart from the Anchovies, they seem to be very similar in taste.
- CBLv 72 months ago
Brisling are also called Skippers and Sild are young Herring, and both are tasty little oil-rich fish that are similar to Sardines.
- oikoσLv 72 months ago
I hate to be the one to break it to you but sardines ARE small herrings.