Ortiz Sardines in Olive oilOrtiz
Product Description: The term ‘a la Antigua’ on the can indicates the silver skin of the fish remains. Ortiz source their sardines from the fresh fish auctions held along the north coast of Spain. The fish themselves come from the fertile waters of the Bay of Biscay. The fish are processed on the same day to ensure freshness. The fillets are lightly fried and then canned with olive oil. Sardines preserved like this will mature and mellow in flavour with age. Ortiz sardines are plump and flaky. The glisten of the silver skin as well as the light flavour and delicate texture are characteristics that set Ortiz apart from competitors.
Producer: Conservas Ortiz
Region: Cantabrian Coast, Northern Spain
Ingredients: sardines, olive oil, salt
Producer Info: Ortiz dates back 100 years when founder, Bernando Ortiz de Zárate, began the company by sourcing fresh fish from local fisherman in Northern Spain. In order to sell the fish further inland, Bernando began preserving it with pickle and wooden barrels. As Ortiz began to flourish, mobile factories were set up along the coast so that fish could be sold fresh off the boat. Fast forward to today, these mobile factories have been replaced with permanent facilities. The strong commitment to sourcing the finest quality of fish has never wavered, and Ortiz continues to maintain the impeccable standard of preserving quality. Ortiz is run by the family’s 5th generation, and is considered one of the most recognisable canned fish brands in the world.