Ortiz Anchovies in olive oilMercato Food and Wine
Producer: Conservas Ortiz
Product: Anchovies in olive oil
Region: Cantabrian Coast, Northern Spain
Ortiz has a 100-year history in Northern Spain. The company is currently run by the 5th generation of the Ortiz family. The company began by sourcing fresh fish from local fishermen around the north coast region and preserving them with pickle and wooden barrels to sell the fish further inland. As the company flourished mobile factories were set up all along the coast so the fish are fresh off the boat. Today Ortiz has replaced the mobile factories with permanent facilities. With the same commitment to sourcing the best fish possible and maintaining the high standard of preserving quality, Ortiz is one of the most recognisable brands for canned fish in the world.
Ortiz anchovies are sourced and prepared on the same day to preserve natural flavour and freshness. They are salted for a period of 6-12 months before being washed, trimmed and filleted by hand. The fish are then canned in olive oil.
The result is a plumper fillet of fish that retains the natural sweetness of the fresh product. The texture is luxuriously creamy and melt in the mouth.
Anchovies, olive oil, salt