Anchovy tin fillets
The Anchovy Fillets produced by the Nardin company with fish from the Cantabrian Sea are simply the best when it comes to their size and to their characteristic aroma. Handed down for generations by the Nardin family, the production process is strictly manual, including the careful arrangement of the fillets in tins or glass jars.
The Secret to such a delectable, delicate and succulent anchovy? The freshness of the raw material: only 6 km separate the port from the Nardin production plant.
The anchovies are caught in the spring, the so-called “spring anchovy” as the Basques refer to it, recognized as the best in the world: they are large in size, firm and with a significantly higher amount of fat, a factor that allows perfect salting. Salt-packed anchovies have their original roots in Sicily, undoubtedly Italy’s richest region when it comes to maritime traditions. However, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the presence of these fish in Sicily’s waters began to diminish, forcing the islanders to turn their fishing boats towards the Bay of Biscay. And here, in the Cantabrian Sea, in the southern part of the Bay of Biscay, the fishermen found beautiful, large and firm anchovies.
Aware of their potential wealth, some forward-thinking Sicilians decided to emigrate to Santoña, the capital of Cantabria on the north coast of Spain. Among these, Mila’s great-great-grandfather, the fourth generation of the Nardin family, who arrived from Sicily to teach the Basques the art of salting anchovies. Since those days, not only have they become part of the national gastronomic tradition, but the Spaniards have learned to “ennoble” this product much more than their Italian neighbors, transforming salted anchovies into a truly gourmet product.
The anchovy is a migratory blue fish that typically arrives in the Bay of Biscay between April and May. The Basques refer to it as “spring anchovy”, recognized as the best in the world: they are large in size, firm and with a significantly higher amount of fat, a factor that allows perfect salting. The anchovies are fished in shoals and bought at auction (the so-called Dutch auction where the prices start high and then dropped until a bidder accepts the going price). Everyone gathers at the market waiting for the “arrantzales” (Basque word for fishermen) to make their way back to shore with their fishing boats, stashing up on all the production they will need for the coming year.
The Nardin Company has been a point of reference for the Basque fish market for more than 100 years: Mila Oliveri’s great-great-grandfather – who founded the company 25 years ago together with her husband Sebastian – left Sicily from Sciacca, on the southwestern coast, to teach locals the art of salting anchovies.
To this day Mila, who represents the family’s fourth generation, continues to carry on the legacy and mission of her grandfather Leonardo, affectionately referred to by the diminutive “Nardin”: to respect and make the most of that land that has been the family’s home since the 19th century. Local raw material caught using sustainable fishing methods, only local employees from the Cantabria region (90% of the company’s employees are still those who have been working alongside Mila for over 25 years) and an artisanal production relying exclusively of manual processes.
Anchovy fillets in olive oil
Product name: anchovy fillets in olive oil
Ingredients: ANCHOVIES, olive oil, salt
Storage temperature: store between 5 and 8 °C
Drained net weight: 380 g
Nutrition information. Average nutritional values per 100 g: energy 809 kJ / 193 kcal, fat 9.7 g, of which saturated fatty acids 1.8 g, carbohydrates <0.5 g, of which sugars <0.5 g, proteins 26.5 g, salt 12.5 g.
Company name and address: Conservas Nardin Hego Kalea 3 E20750 Zumaia, Spain
CE mark: ES 12.01306/SS CE
Ingredients that contain allergens are highlighted in BOLD.
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Conservation Temperature: Store between 5 & ndash; 8 & deg; c
Drained net weight: 380 g
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Company name and address: Conservas Nardin Hego Kalea 3 E20750 Zumaia Spain
CE Stamp: ES 12,01306 / SS CE
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