Anchovies of Santoña
Now you can buy anchovies of Santoña of the best quality and with the greatest guarantee. All the anchovies are 100% handmade, prepared in Santoña, Cantabria and the Basque Country, we only select the best anchovies, of the cannery to your home.Segment according to the format of consumption is most suitable, the brand of anchovies that you like best, or for the opinions of the customers. If you want, you can also make a small tasting of different brands of anchovies.All the anchovies are 100% handcrafted, collected, and worked in the cantabrian coast.
Buy anchovies of Santoña and quality is now much more comfortable and easy from our store, gourmet online, # 1 online with the best anchovies, the best variety and specialists in the sale of anchovies from over 10 years ago. Why buy?
• Anchovies of Santoña and Cantabria, all of them coming from the Cantabrian Sea.
• Fished in spring, the best quality that exists in the market.
• Productions limited, small family businesses of a great family tradition.
• Anchovies sobadas hand.
• The best service, refrigerated transport to take care in summer anchovies.
• Work directly with developers, anchovies, and fresh product guaranteed at the best price.
¿What is best anchovy?
We are in the best anchovies in the world. Not what we say, what the experts say and studies. Throughout our online shop you will not find another anchovy which is not of the bay of Biscay, the coast of spring, the best species of the sea that gives this vessel superior quality and, in the best time to get your splendid taste and texture.
All from small and medium sized businesses, productions limited but outstanding in quality, made in Santoña, the cradle of the best production of anchovy in the bay of Biscay and, therefore, of the best anchovies in the world.
Over the years, we have gone on selecting artisans and formats, we have put within the reach of all anchovies of producing very small, high quality artisan.
The moment the fishing is also very important. There are two coastal, coastal spring and winter. the According to studies, the best anchovy is from the bocarte of the coastal spring and that's why, anchovies of our preserves are made with this coastal, to get the maximum quality.
Here you can enjoy anchovies, handmade, small, large, and salted; all of them guaranteed by our selection before its sale. All of the highest quality, but each one with different nuances for its preparation, its salting, oil and the expert hands that produce every day.
Is the time to enjoy a good anchovy from Santoña, whatever your choice, is sure to enjoy an authentic product and with a lot of difference.
Now buy anchovies is easy, safe and fast. the fresh-brewed and straight from the factories.
¿That format is the most suitable?
To buy anchovies we must select the format that you need according to how we are going to consume them.
• Octavillo of 50 gr with 8/9 fillets: is the most suitable if you're going to eat them alone or with another person.
• Double octavillo of 95gr with 16 fillets approx.: in the case of share between 3-5 people.
• Tambourines or extra large 12-14 anchovies: for meals of several diners or lovers of great steaks.
The recommendation of diners can vary depending on the use that he is going to give the anchovies, if you are going to be an appetizer, a main dish or they're going to be part of accompaniments.
you can Also buy anchovies by the brand, if you do not know any it is best to enjoy one or more to do a tasting, none will disappoint you. Each one has its nuances, but all of these anchovies are real jewels.
¿How to preserve the anchovy?
The anchovies should always be kept in the fridge until tasting. Once you want to enjoy these, the draw about 15-20 minutes prior to that at room temperature the oil and the salt to dissolve of your possible freezing because of the cold.
The anchovies must be opened and consumed in its entirety, the light and the air iran by removing the leftovers and will not be in the same conditions as the first.
Whenever possible, an anchovy is preserved and best presented in the format of a can, more expiration, best presented by its horizontal orientation, which at the time of it is best.
In the can does not affect neither the light, nor the air nor fumes that may be generated in a glass jar.
Benefits of anchovies
anchovies are rich in omega-3, which helps to decrease the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in plasma, and also increase the fluidity of the blood, preventing thrombus, and blood clots.
Rich in vitamins B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12, all of them with important functions. the fat-soluble Vitamins like A and D, contributing to the regeneration of skin and tissues, favoring the resistance to infection, and necessary for the development of the nervous system and night vision. Vitamin D helps the calcium levels in the blood and favors its absorption and fixation.
Also provide various minerals, magnesium and iodine.
Because eating well is rich, healthy and makes you feel good.
The origin of the anchovies of Santoña was found to be associated to the italians, and in particular to a sicilian family.
This family came to Santoña in search of new fishing grounds, as his followers in Italy were running out. Each time were spending more time in the area and not only during the fishing season, so they ended up settling in Santoña and mounted a factory with the idea of starting to sell the anchovies directly clean and ready to taste, saving the clients the work of cleaning salting, mode in which it sold until then.
In this way, Santoña it ended up becoming one of the areas of more production in Europe and a benchmark of the anchovy fillets, becoming the way of life of its inhabitants.
How are made?
The bocarte comes to the cannery directly from the fish market. There is kept in brine between 3 and 5 hours for it to lose fluid and this way we get consistency. Once it acquires the desired consistency, is cleaned up partially and placing layers of bocarte, and salt in barrels, where it once filled with are closed and stored at room temperature for 7 or 8 months or for a year or more. This is something personal and different from each cannery, so it is a point that makes them differentiate from each other.
once out of the barrels is carried out the kneading by hand, a technique to clean the bocarte full. Separate, cut, remove the spines and are divided by sizes.
finally, they are placed in their containers and they are filled with refined olive oil, usually, for the flavor of the oil does not affect the flavor of the anchovy, and shut containers, leaving them prepared for your enjoyment.