A Visit to Conservas Ortiz

New at Great Ciao: Foodservice cans of Line and Rod-Caught Tuna! After a few days in rainy Galicia, the warm sun in Basque country was a welcome relief.  In a car, we climbed through the mountains on a winding highway until we reached Ondarroa, a small fishing town on...

New at Great Ciao: Bacalao from Alkorta

Click HERE to view Alkorta’s PDF of recipes in English If you have any interest in Spanish food, you have more than likely seen pictures of jamonerias – shops where hundreds of dry-cured ham legs hang from the ceiling. Likewise, fish shops, or...

Not Your Mama’s Chicken of the Sea*

While bluefin tuna is the darkest and most commonly used for sushi.  Yellowfin tuna, “Atun Claro”, is the most commonly canned tuna.  The Bonito del Norte is known for its white flesh, exquisite flavor and delicate texture.  Bonito del Norte tuna is found in coastal...

Tasty Tuna

Bonito del Norte tuna is found in coastal waters of the Bay of Biscay in the Basque region of Spain during the summer season when they come north to dine on the Cantabrian Anchovy.   During the summer they fatten up for their return journey south.   Just when the tuna...
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