Canned sardines and fish: a brief explanation
Jan26

Canned sardines and fish: a brief explanation

Sardines and anchovies are very appreciated in and outside Spain. I propose to get into the history of Sardinophilie or Sardines . Sometimes, sardines are used in idioms with not good fame . We use it as a comparison when we talk public transport or when it does need describe the little space available on the beaches of the Mediterranean seashore. There is a well-known idiom in spanish which says: “I felt like a canned sardine“.   Sardines production from its beginning To get the most positive side of the canned sardines, will explain more about this invention and its benefits. The production of canned sardines dates back to the year 1810 which has been possible thanks to Napoleon’s initiative. It was not him who had that idea, but he was the promoter of this invention as a good resolution to preserve ingredients during long time periods. By that time there was nothing to open lid, so it was simply opended with a bayonet.   By the end of the 19th century, Brittany was leading the canned sardines international market and France even had the monopoly of canned products, but Spain and Portugal followed its example and ousted them. Looking at the actual canned sardines, they have nothing to do with the ones long ago: it was the poor’s food or for lower social classes.   Sardines nowadays Since some time ago, some canned fishes are considered a delicacy (at least high quality canned sardines and anchovies) and nowhere like Spain to appreciate it. In Galicia, the capture begins in June when sardines are at their maturity and firmness point preserving the fish flavour a bit sour. The fishes are carefully handly selected and scaled.   It is important not to forget sardines are very healthy, so they have a low n-3 fatty acids. Once the can opened, the sardines can be served from the can or with bread with butter or fresh tomatoes.   Now, there are good news for sardines lovers and defenders. Scientists at the American Fisheries Institute of the Ocean and Atmospheric Administration have observed sardines in oceans over the years. They examined catching conditions in trawl nets and calculated being based on the quantities of fish eggs found there. The result of these investigations comes up with an amazing conclusion: “The natural sardines development is not longer in danger. On the contrary, the amount of these fish tends to increase”   Conclusion about sardines study They confirmed that the population of predatory fish, such as cods and tunas, was reducted over the past 100 years and declined by approximately two-thirds. The total amount of “forage fishes”, such...

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Conservas Dardo: the best tuna for this summer.
Aug01

Conservas Dardo: the best tuna for this summer.

During the summer, we prefer to eat fresh and light meals, aren’t we? If those meals are easy to prepare and bringing them to the pool or the beach, even better. We don’t know what about you, but we thing tuna is the most recurrent ingredientfor the summer season. It is simply perfect so we can combine it with any sort of meal like salads, pastas or other vegetables. Taking the advantage of the summer season and versatility of tuna, we are recommending you the best tuna: tune of Conservas Dardo. Although this brand is currently popular and well-known, it was created by a marriage dedicated to sea works in Galicia, in 1973. There is no better guarantee, to know those tunas are some of the most recognised by its history, based on the tradition and quality. In addition to its tradition and quality, tuna has numerous health benefits. Let me tell you some: It slows down cognitive impairment. It has high protein content, so if you are an athlete, it will be good for you. And, last but not least, it rises up! (incredibly true). Back to Dardo’s tunas, those tunas are perfect for the summer season per its incredible quality-price relation and its easy-to-preserve format. The olive oil used to preserve it gives a unique and teasty flavour, characteristic of this sort of canned tunas. Moreover, the canned tunas of Dardo have different recognitions per its quality and good work. Nowadays, its tuna is classified as the best canned tuna in Spain by the National Associations of Tinned Fish Manufacturers (ANFCP) and its canned products have obtained many recognitions and awards. If you can neither resist to this summer delicacy, we advice you to purchase this yellowfin tuna in olive oil of Dardo 240g.  ...

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Spring Salad
Apr25

Spring Salad

The fresh salad of asparagus, baby beans, red peppers, capers, olives, pickles, potatoes, eggs and white tuna with avocado sauce. Ingredients for 4 pax: 1 can short white asparagus Marzo 230 grs 1 can baby beans Marzo 220 grs 1 can red peppers Marzo 340 grs 1 can capucines capers Fragata 99 gr 1 can olives Fragata 200 gr 1 can pickled pickles Frigate 320 gr 1-2 cans white tuna Yurrita 266 grs 2 cooked potatoes 150 grs 2 boiled eggs 100 grs 1 small onion 50 grs 1 large ripe avocado or 2 medium avocados 1 lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Venta del Baron 100 ml Salt and pepper to taste. Preparation: The day before we cook the potatoes with their skin and in a separate saucepan 2 hard eggs. The “avocado mayonnaise” will be the basis of our salad. We take the avocado pulp of 1 large fruit or 2 medium size and beat them with lemon juice, salt and pepper and olive oil. You can also take advantage of the oil that the tuna can contains. We place the avocado mayonnaise in the bottom of the bowl where we are going to prepare the salad. Then we add  all the components of our spring salad. The order is not of great importance, but it is advisable to save the asparagus  and some strips of peppers,until the end.  It will serve as decoration of the dish. Remove the skin from the potatoes and cut it into dice. Open the cans and place all the products on top of the potatoes: the beans, the red peppers, the olives, the pickles, 2 hard-boiled egg all cut into small pieces with the capers and the tuna crumbled, as well as. 1 finely chopped onion (not mandatory) Carefully mix all the ingredients so that “mayonnaise” covers them well. If the amount of the sauce is not enough, you can always add more virgin olive oil with a little lemon. If you do not have any of the ingredients, do not worry, because what gives the flavor to the salad are: bonito, olives, asparagus, oil and lemon. The “avocado mayonnaise” can be substituted for traditional mayonnaise On top of the dish, place the white asparagus in star, interspersing the red peppers. The dish is ready to leave it in the refrigerator in a covered recipient and to take it for a...

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Premium gourmet Anchovies Ortiz
Nov13

Premium gourmet Anchovies Ortiz

This Christmas get your table dressed with premium food, enjoy with family and friends of one of the finest products of the Spanish gastronomy. To be the best host for Christmas you will need high-quality products such as gourmet anchovies Ortiz. These anchovies are fished with traditional methods and carefully selected during the summer. These anchovies are known for their tasty flavour and for its firm texture, your guests will be more than...

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Sardines in olive oil, the healthiest canned fish
Jul08

Sardines in olive oil, the healthiest canned fish

Sardines in olive oil are an exceptional canned fish for its flavour and for being one of the healthiest canned fish in the world. This product is very popular in the Mediterranean culture where it is considered a real delicacy. You can also find canned sardines in spicy olive oil, it is just another way to enjoy this exquisite product. The sardines in olive oil are a unique handmade product, using exclusively traditional elaboration processes. The little Sardines in olive oil are just the same but using thinner and smaller sardines. The European sardine is also known as “Sardine pilchards”, this kind of sardine belong to the Culpeidae Family. It is a blue fish which is very known for its healthy properties, it contains a high amount of vitamin D, calcium, omega-3 fats and oleic acid. These animals can live up to 8 years and the main fishing season is between May and October. The reverse side of these sardines is green with a silvered belly with colourless flippers except the dorsal ones which tend to have a darker...

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Ramón Peña`s “Black Label”,  Top Quality from Rias Gallegas
May09

Ramón Peña`s “Black Label”, Top Quality from Rias Gallegas

The “Black Label” from Ramón Peña  are a real pleasure to meet the most demanding palates. These products are highly appreciated in the Mediterranean cuisine where they are considered a real delicacy . The team Ramón Peña makes a fine selection guaranteeing top quality . We can highlight Ramón Peña`s White Clams which are fully collected in the “Ria de Arousa” (Galicia) being one of the most valued seafood in this area. Another exceptional Seafood from Galica are the Razors (Ramón Peña Black Label) this product is known for its delicate texture and exquisite flavour. Finally we recommend Ramón Peña`s  Sardines “Pichardus” and the Sardines in spicy olive oil, both belong to the “Black Label” and are one of the most delicious canned fish of the Mediterranean...

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