The Spanish canning industry is one of the best in the world and its tradition dates back to the coastal factories that made garo (fish sauce) in Roman times. The Spanish canning industry focuses on four types of food: fish, vegetables, meat and fruit.
If you want to buy the best gourmet preserves at the best price, in TCM Gourmet en Casa you can find them. In our online shop you can find a variety of gourmet canned fish such as sardines, light tuna, cockles, razor clams, tuna belly, coastal tuna, all in olive oil. You can eat them in montaditos, with sandwiches, with crackers or on their own with a good wine. They are delicious and perfect for sharing with family or friends.
Canned tuna and similar products in Spain
Spain, being the second largest canned tuna and similar products in the world, is also the number one in terms of quality. Tuna accounts for 55% of all canned fish and seafood in Spain. Canned (or often bottled) tuna in Spain generally comes from one of three species: albacore (Thunnus Alalunga), yellowfin (Thunnus Albacares) or skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis).
The canning tradition initially developed around the exceptional Cantabrian albacore tuna. Another area with a long canning tradition is the coast of Cadiz (Andalusia), where tuna is caught using the almadraba, or trap system, which has been used for thousands of years to catch the fish as they pass through the Strait of Gibraltar.
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Melva and Mackerel of Andalusia, almadraba tuna is typically preserved, like the ventresca, tarantello and trunk, in olive oil. Although once typically salted, today the most prized Spanish anchovies are semi-preserved (requiring refrigeration) from the Cantabrian coast (in northern Spain) and from L'Escala on the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia.
Sardines are one of the most popular and healthiest types of canned fish, accounting for about 10% of Spanish canned fish. Another is mackerel. As for more novel preparations, sturgeon farming has been developed in areas such as Sierra Nevada in Granada (Andalusia) and in the Pyrenees in Navarre and Lleida, in order to preserve caviar.
Where to buy the best gourmet preserves?
As mentioned above, if you want to buy canned food online, Spanish gourmet canned food, then at TCM gourmet en Casa you can do it. You will find preserves of up to one kilo all in olive oil. The preserves are from the brand José Peña, and each of their products are hand-packed and totally handmade. TCM gourmet at home offers delivery to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, except the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. They also ship to more than 20 countries abroad, to all countries currently within the European Union. If you are looking for good prices, quality, variety and ease of purchase, then try the best canned food at TCM Gourmet en Casa.