“Petinga” is a suitable name for a small fish. But there are other appropriate names. One of them is «esquilha», and it is still used in Southern Portugal, in Setúbal. children used to be called by that name by their kin in fishermen’s families. You can hear many stories while you are tasting our small sardines.
“Petinga” and tidbit usually met in moments of great delight. They used to flirt at lunchtime, late afternoon and supper. A long time has gone by, but they are still together today, and closer than ever!