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Acciughe Cantabriche '00'

Cantabrian anchovies '00' in extra virgin olive oil
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Net weight 90 g; drained weight 55 g
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Description Cantabrian anchovies '00' in extra virgin olive oil
Appearance Big size fillets with a light brown colour, lighter compared to other anchovies because matured in low salt brine for a longer time; fillets are boneless and intact, without cuts or breaks
Taste The texture is soft but compact, the fillets melt to the palate with an intense taste, sweet and round, siglhtly sapid in the end
Curiosity Until the late 19th century, in Cantabria, anchovies were not considered valuable fish and were mostly used as bait or thrown back into the sea. Everything changes with the arrival of the first canning companies from Italy, where the tradition of anchovies' conservation is ancient. The first cannery in Cantabria, "La Dolores", was founded in 1908 in Santoña by Giovanni Vella Scatagliota, a "hunter" of anchovies from Trapani,
Our selection In the Cantabrian Sea, anchovies have the possibility to eat a lot in a water more oxygenated and colder than those of the Mediterranean; this leads them to develop a layer of fat such as to make the meat juicy and firm. The fat is one of the qualities of these anchovies, for this reason, the best catch is between April and June, in the months just after winter
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Weight Net weight 90 g; drained weight 55 g
Packaging Thermosealed tray
The producer

Yurrita e Hijos - Mutriku - Spain

Why we chose them
Yurrita and Hijos is a company founded in 1867 by the Yurrita family, which for 5 generations produces Cantabrian Anchovies. Yurrita is in the Basque Country, in Mutriku, that is a small fishing village overlooking the Cantabrian Sea, about an hour's drive from San Sebastian. When we visited the company we hit the link with tradition and attention to quality in every process of the production chain: from the purchase of anchovies in nearby marinas to manic cleaning the fish, from the long aging of the product in salt packaging manual. Every single anchovy fillet is cleaned and packaged manually by a group of only women, "why only women are capable of doing this painstaking work - confessed Juan Yurrita during the visit - while men are dedicated to offshore fishing". Recently the Yurrita family also acquired a processing facility of "Bonito del Norte", the famous albacore tuna caught in Cantabrico. The tuna is caught on the hook and the fishing trip was a real ceremony in the offshore, which lasts about a week or even more
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