From Comur to the World

Eels prepared by Comur are still regarded as one of Portugal’s most special delicacies, waiting to be revealed to the world. But Comur is not just about eels, and the company presents itself to the world in an original way that is well worth getting to know.

From the sea to the tin – from the tin to the world

Comur operates 21 stores throughout the country, which include the stores of O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa and Fábrica das Enguias. They represent the crowning point of a story, imaginatively retold in every concept and every tin, giving us the privilege of telling our story to thousands of people, every day.

Tribute to Portugal

Whether on a journey to the world surrounded by a sea of colour, light, sound, and fantasy at O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa stores, or in an ode to the literature and knowledge of books that we honour at our Biblioteca Conserveira stores, special mention goes to the ornamental blacksmiths highlighting the Portuguese tradition of art in ironwork and a daring store dedicated to Comur’s beginnings – Fábrica das Enguias (the Eel Factory).
All these spaces, that bring tradition and modernity together in one place, share a common denominator: the sharing of knowledge and truly Portuguese flavours that travel in each and every can to the four corners of the world.

The Sardine
the Prodigy of the Atlantic

The queen of all fish – the Portuguese sardine – a fish both noble and popular, has ascended the throne during the summer months for many years, showing off its crown up and down the country. But at O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa, the sovereign rules all year round.

And what better tribute could be paid than through the fantasy of the wonderful world of the circus, also noble and popular, in parallel with the extraordinary popular nobility of sardines?

Once an industry that boasted very festive labelling and colourful, animated designs, since then lost along the way and giving way to boring labels, the cans at O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa revisit and dignify this colourful, happy past of the canning industry. Full of fanciful colour, the sardine tins feature the years from 1916 to the present day, marking an important event and the most noteworthy people born each year.

Portuguese Gold

At the six O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa stores, the crown jewel stands, exultant and proud of its status. In Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Cascais, and Sintra, at each of our stores, 140 grams of pure taste of Portugal are displayed in preserving cans, revisiting the last century of Portuguese and world history and paying tribute to the Portuguese canning industry.

cities collection

The twelve cities or regions where Comur has its stores have gained a new allure. The Azores, Algarve, Aveiro, Braga, Cascais, Coimbra, Évora, Lisbon, Madeira, Óbidos, Porto and Sintra are now featured in beautiful illustrations on tins that highlight the most emblematic elements of each city. The delicious flavour of Comur’s roasted codfish runs through the entire collection, not least as codfish is one of the major icons of Portuguese gastronomy.

A collection that takes us on a journey through Portuguese cities… and to savour!

around the world - 45 recipes with canned goods

Canned goods can be used to prepare just as many dishes as our imagination can contain and well beyond the delight they already provide when consumed directly from the can.

The recipe book “Around the world – 45 recipes with canned goods”, published by Comur with the foodblogger Chiara Caprettini, perfectly demonstrates the versatility of canned goods in a gastronomic voyage around the world through 45 recipes inspired on the gastronomic culture of countries dotted across the five continents. From the simplest to the most elaborate recipes, they are all delicious, and with our canned goods always playing a leading role.

From the traditional Portuguese Cataplana with a selection of diverse canned goods to the Belgian spring delight of Waterzooi with smoked eels, to the comfort of a Greek Taramasalata with cod roe or a very Italian Pizza with mussels, the book’s pages also invite their readers to travel through the flavours of other continents: a colourful Brazilian Moqueca with meagre, a wonderful American Toastie with tuna, the delightful Chinese Spring Rolls with smoked salmon or the delicate Japanese Ramen with eels… immerse yourself in the flavours of the sea in this gastronomic epic!

Buy de book here