Another premium product from the Ortiz family on Spain's Cantabrian coast, Ortiz sardines are the prime choice for connoisseurs. These sardines are prepared using traditional methods dating back to the 1800s. They are individually hand cleaned, fried in quality olive oil, then left to stand to drain any excess water, giving them a delicate texture.
Try using them in a fritter, stir them through your favourite pasta for added flavour, or on your toast for breakfast with a dash of Forvm Cabernet vinegar.
In 1891, Bernardo Ortiz de Zarate established Conservas Ortiz in Vizcaya, Spain, located in the Basque region. Since then, five generations have maintained and improved upon the artisan methods of production, leading to a delicious, premium range of anchovies and tuna.
Known as the 'Beluga caviar' of the anchovy world, Ortiz anchovies are prized for their superior flavour, quality and texture. The anchovies are preserved whole, layered with coarse salt and pressed for up to 6 months. This results in a firm-textured anchovy with a less salty taste. Each anchovy is then individually trimmed and filleted by hand, to remove all bones.