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José Anchovies

Prepared by hand. Wonderfully flavorful, not salty. Slow Food.


José’s anchovies are wild-caught via sustainable fishing techniques from the waters of northern Spain and delivered fresh to his cannery, one of only three which are Slow Food certified for the production of anchovies. There the anchovies are cured in a brine of salted water, hand-filleted to ensure no bone remains and lovingly placed one by one in their can. José’s Salted Anchovies are high quality, meaty fillets with a flavour that is the ideal balance of oil, salt, and fish; nothing like the typical anchovies found in supermarkets. Flavourful and not too salty, they are great on good crusty bread with a sliver of butter!

Shelf Life

José's anchovies are delivered in resealable cans and will keep for several months refrigerated, even after the can has been opened. Just make sure they are always submerged in the oil (add some if necessary).

How to use

Salted Anchovies are mostly eaten in combination with something else, and they are able to do small miracles in the process. Drain them from their oil and serve at room temperature. Another usage is to mash them and add them in small quantities to stews, soups or sauces. They will act as a taste enhancer, reinforcing the best qualities of other foods and adding loads of umami, this wonderful 5th taste, without giving any “fishy” taste to your food.

Legal info

Premium anchovies, oil, salt. Net Weight: 170 gr, drained weight: 80 gr, 36-40 fillets

Quick tips

Salted anchovies make superlative bruschetta or Pinxtos (Basque country tapas):

What about José


Fished with traditional techniques and prepared by hand

We meet with José and one of his three sons Gudiker in the small harbor of Bermeo, on the North West Spanish coast, an area known as the Cantabrian Sea. They own and work in one of only three companies which are Slow Food certified for the production of anchovies.

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Recipes with Anchovies

  1. Spaghetti with oven-roasted tomato sauce with salami, olives and pecorino
  2. Kale, Beans and Parmigiano Soup
  3. Bagna Cauda
  4. Salsa Tonnata (Tuna sauce)
  5. Matrimonio: salted anchovies and Boquerones
  6. Mackerel, onion, celery, fennel, parsley, capers, olives & Anchovy salad
  7. Skewers of Salted Anchovies and quail eggs
  8. Bruschetta of Salted Anchovies and mozzarella
  9. Salted Anchovies butter
  10. Salad of Salted Anchovies, roasted peppers, eggs & parsley
  11. Pasta with Salted Anchovies and confit onions (Bigoli in Salsa)
  12. Spaghetti Puttanesca
  13. Portobello Pizza
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