Anchovies from Santoña in Olive Oil 95gr, El Capricho


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These Anchovies from Santoña in Olive Oil 95 gr from El Capricho have medium-sized fillets that are clean and hand-kneaded.

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Anchovies from Santoña in Olive Oil 95 gr, El Capricho .

What do we find in this can of anchovies from El Capricho?

In these anchovies in extra virgin olive oil you will enjoy all the flavor of the Cantabrian bocarte, elaborated by hand and with the necessary times to obtain an anchovy with all the flavor and texture.

  • Medium anchovies 15/18 fillets
  • Bocarte of the Cantabrian
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Canning El Capricho

This canning company has a quarter of a century of experience in the production of this wonderful product. Since its inception, its objective has been to obtain "an anchovy like the ones from before" by recovering the artisan processes and the knowledge perpetuated after years of tradition.

The first point in which this house applies its quality controls is in the purchase of its raw material, always selecting catch from boats with their traditional fishing boats. Subsequently, they treat the bocarte with their greatest virtue, patience. In this way, they let nature mark the maturation times until they reach their characteristic smell, color and unique flavor.

Tradition of Anchovies in Olive Oil

One name stands out among the first Italian salt-curers who came to Santoña: Giovanni Vella Scaliota. Vella had arrived in Santoña sent by the prestigious Neapolitan firm Angelo Parodi, dedicating himself to the salatori (salters) profession. His merit was inventing anchovy fillets in oil.

The salted anchovy had to be cleaned when it was time to eat it (as it is still done now) and once prepared, eat it raw or with a little butter to soften its salty taste, as it used to be served in Italy.

Signore Vella began to become obsessed with the idea of carrying out these tasks in the factory and canning the anchovy to sell it directly to the consumer, for which he began to carry out the entire process in the factory: from cleaning the salting to then forming two strips or fillets, removing the center bone and pack the strips in tins, using melted butter as a coating.

The price of butter was too expensive, so it was replaced by olive oil, giving rise to the anchovies that we all know.

How to taste Anchovies in Olive Oil?

To enjoy the anchovies you have to take the can out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before you are going to consume them, so that the salt and oil dissolve completely (they solidify when cold) and you can enjoy their maximum taste.


Anchovies, extra virgin olive oil and salt.

Nutritional values

Nutritional values

Energetic value1062kj / 254kcal
of which saturates1.8g
of which sugars<0.5g
Data sheet
Source BocarteEngraulis Encarsicholus (anchoa del cantábrico)
Location of the cannerySantoña (Cantabria) Spain
DevelopmentKneading by hand
Diners3/4 Diners
Fillets15/18 anchovy Fillets
Size of the AnchovyMediated
OilExtra Virgin Olive
FormatTin metal
Net Weight90 grams
Weight Drained50 grams

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