The product

Acciughe Cantabriche Sotto Sale

Cantabrian anchovies preserved in salt
Country of origin:
1 kg
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Raw material Cantabrian anchovies fished in the Gulf of Vizcaya; they are eviscerated and beheaded by hand by Yurrita, then matured in salt for at least 12 months
Appearance Anchovies without head and entrails, the meat is fleshy with a good texture
Taste The taste depends on the precision of the rinsing and desalting process
Curiosity Yurrita buys the anchovies directly from the fishing boats at the port, choosing those with the most suitable sizes and then brings them to the factory where they are eviscerated and beheaded, strictly by hand. They are then placed in barrels for maturation, alternating anchovies and salt. The fish will remain in the barrels for at least 12 months. The anchovies destined for sale in salt , once riped, are packed in tins and covered with a proper layer of salt
Our selection The salted anchovies are the perfect solution for transformation and use in kitchen, or simply for those who prefer to prepare fillets on their own
Suggestions To desalt salted anchovies: rinse the anchovy under running water for a few minutes and rub the surface to eliminate the scales as much as possible, then gently remove the central bone and the tail with the finger. Carefully separate the two fillets and rinse again. Dry the fillets freshly obtained with a cloth and sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil. Let rest in oil for at lest ten minutes before tasting
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Ingredients Cantabrian anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus), salt, water
Allergens Fish and products thereof
FAO Area F27
Weight 1 kg
Packaging Tin
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Keep in a cool, dry place. After opening, keep the product covered and consume within 2 weeks
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 507 kJ / 121 kcal
Fat: 4,9 g
of which saturates: 1,6 g
Carbohydrate: <1.1 g
of which sugars: <1.1 g
Protein: 18 g
Salt: 25 g
Typical value per 100 g
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 generations produces 5 Cantabrian Anchovies. Yurrita is located in the Basque Country, 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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