Piquillo peppers stuffed with wild Chanquete in Carabineros sauce
What do we find in this product?
Piquillo peppers stuffed with chanquete and a special shrimp sauce, this provides a sublime seafood and sea flavor.
They are an innovative recipe inspired by the Mediterranean diet . This gourmet preserve harmoniously unites the Navarra garden and the Mediterranean Sea. Accompanied by a tomato sauce or carabineros, they will make you appreciate the fusion of flavors in the most exquisite palates.
The artisan preparation of this delicatessen guarantees an exclusive gastronomic experience.
Gourmet essence, the perfect union of land and sea
The elaboration of this delicatessen is limited and developed in a traditional way. It is a dish to enjoy its flavor, either at home or in the restaurant. Both the raw materials and the quality controls successfully meet the expectations of a food like this.
Olive oil is a fundamental base in the preparation of this dish, which is cooked over low heat.
What happens with the fishing of the whitefish?
The fishing for whitefish is highly controlled by the European Union due to over-exploitation and the difficulty of selective fishing in the past.
Currently, only in Italy (Livorno and Genoa), France (Nice, Cros de Cagnes and Menton) and Palma de Mallorca is its fishing authorized, and only during the months between January and March for licensed artisanal boats.
The whitefish that fill these peppers are fished off the Balearic coasts respecting the following aspects:
- Encourage the maintenance of the quality, diversity and availability of fishery resources.
- Respect the protected marine reserves .
- Do not buy raw material that has been captured under fishing practices that involve the use of poisons, explosives or other measures of similar destructive effect.
The myth of the chanquete in gastronomy
The exclusivity of the raincoats lies in the delicacy and difficulty of obtaining them.
Following the prohibition of their capture in 1988, the sale of white fins has become a clandestine market in which other species are used to sell them as white fins. In order to distinguish a true chanquete , a creature that many dismiss as "little fish", we must know that in their adulthood they are around 5cm in length; so it is easily confused in the market with baby sardines.
It is also common on the Costa del Sol to find Chinese shanks , a freshwater species from China. Its whitish appearance with gray tones and its insipid taste in nothing resemble the true raincoats.
Another false substitute for the chanquete is the whitebait , small baby anchovies, prawns, prawns, pijotas ... species that if allowed to grow would multiply their weight 200 or 300 times.
These little warnings will facilitate you a better distinction in the future and avoid little considered practices of fishing and overexploitation.
Red piquillo peppers, stuffing (40% chanquete, milk, wheat flour, sunflower oil, onion, olive oil, butter, garlic and salt), and red shrimp sauce.