Today, we would like to embark on a delightful gastronomic adventure through the vibrant world of Spanish premium preserves delights. Join us as we delve into the depths of flavour and tradition, exploring some of Spain's most beloved tinned treasures: Tuna (Atún Claro), Mejillones, Chipirones, Squid, Sardines, and Anchovy.
Prepare for a delightful gathering where you'll be savouring an exquisite array of Spanish preserves, perfect for creating tantalizing tapas that will transport your taste buds straight to the Mediterranean coast.
1. Anchovy: The Umami Bomb
Cuca Anchovy Fillets are premium salt-fermented in the traditional manner before being packed and tinned in olive oil. Found in the cold waters off Cantabria, these anchovies have a high fat content that, along with the short curing process employed at Cuca, results in a fresher, creamier anchovy.
Embrace the bold flavour of Anchovy by incorporating it into your cooking. Try adding finely chopped Anchovy to a classic Spanish tomato sauce, known as "Salsa Romesco," or blend it into a vinaigrette to drizzle over roasted vegetables. When used wisely, Anchovy can elevate your dishes to new heights of savoury goodness.
You can find our premium Anchovy here!
2. Chipirones in squid ink
Cuca Chipirones, are caught with jigs all through the Rías. They are delicately cooked in a sauce flavoured with squid ink after being cleaned by hand.
To savour the true essence of premium Chipirones, simply warm them up and serve them as part of a tapas spread. For a more indulgent experience, lightly grill them and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. The result? A tantalizing taste of Spain's coastal charm that will leave you craving for more.
You can find our premium Chipirones here!
Next up, we have the succulent Mejillones, or mussels, another treasure from the seas of Spain. Mussels from the Galician coast prepared in one of the most genuine sauce in Spain: Escabeche, which is made with paprika, vinegar, oil, garlic and bay leaves. Frying process takes place with a meticulous temperature control in order for the mussel not to break due to its water content. We then add the sauce which has been also made in "La Narval kitchens".
For a mouthwatering treat, try serving Mejillones as a tapa, accompanied by crusty bread to soak up the flavourful marinade. The mingling of briny sea notes with the tangy sauce creates a symphony of taste that will transport you straight to the Mediterranean coast.
You can find our premium Mussels here!
4. Sardines: The Silver Beauties
A true classic in Spanish gastronomy, Sardines come packed with bold flavours and nutritional goodness. Sardines caught off the Galician coast at dawn and canned with local Spanish delicious olive oil. Their rich, smoky taste adds depth to any dish.
We love using Sardines to create delicious crostinis, combining the tender fish with roasted red peppers and a sprinkle of sea salt. Alternatively, you can enjoy them on their own or tossed in pasta for a quick and satisfying meal.
You can find our premium Sardines here!
5. Squid: In American sauce
And "La Narval squids" are a experience a burst of flavours with our premium Squid in American Sauce, a delectable delicacy that brings the essence of the sea to your plate. Squids are meticulously prepared and cooked before being immersed in a zesty American-inspired sauce.
To truly appreciate the harmony of flavours, we recommend serving these delightful squids as a show-stopping tapas dish at your next gathering. Embrace the Spanish tradition of "tapeo" (the art of tapas), and watch as your guests indulge in the rich blend of savoury, sweet, and tangy notes of the American sauce. Pair it with a glass of crisp white wine or a refreshing citrus-based cocktail to elevate the experience further.
You can find our premium Squid here!
Last but not least, we have the premium Atún Claro, or Yellowfin tuna. Caught off the coast of Galicia only when the local yellowfin are at their peak. You will feel the difference between regular tuna and Cuca's Tuna because this premium Tuna is covered by the highest-quality delicious olive oil.
You can find our premium Tuna here! .
And there you have it, a tantalizing tour through the world of Spanish premium preserves delights. From the tender Tuna to the bold Anchovy, each tin offers a unique taste of the Spanish coast and its culinary heritage. Happy cooking! ¡Buen provecho!