Siesta Co., the LA-based, Spanish-rooted producer of Spanish tinned fish, or conservas, proudly announces the latest addition to its distinguished lineup: Cantabrian Anchovies in Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
Harvested and handpacked off the shores of Santoña in Cantabria, these anchovies originate from the Cantabrian Coast, a region of northern Spain known for its temperate climate and abundant marine life. Referred to as “Anchoas de Costera del Cantábrico” in Spain, they’re prized for their buttery texture and intense umami richness.
“Spring harvested anchovies are the most precious,” explains Lucia Flors, co-founder of Siesta Co. “The fish approach the Cantabrian coast during this season to spawn. This is the ideal time in terms of flavor and fat content, which is very balanced. After curing in salt for six to eight months, and meticulous cleaning, the fresh anchovy is transformed into a delicacy.”
(Find a video of this process HERE).
Spring-harvested Cantabrian Anchovies stand out with their unique flavor and texture, a result of their seasonal variability along the Cantabrian Sea. Unlike their winter counterparts, these anchovies are leaner, enabling them to absorb the natural sea salt, resulting in a taste that’s akin to a culinary masterpiece.
“This experience transcends ordinary delight,” says Carlos Leiva, co-founder of Siesta Co. “It’s an embrace of a living tradition, an immersion into the very soul of the Cantabrian Sea.”
Aligned with Siesta Co.’s commitment to sustainability, these anchovies are MSC-certified and responsibly sourced. Siesta preserves each handpacked tin in pure, organic extra-virgin olive oil, ensuring the authentic taste of the sea takes center stage.
Embracing a growing appreciation for exquisite anchovies, Siesta Co. unveils two sizes to suit diverse culinary traditions and occasions. For intimate gatherings or personal indulgence, the 70g tin ($35.95 for a 3 pack) is ideal. Meanwhile, for larger events or establishments like wine bars, the 500g Fiesta Size tin ($69.95) is the perfect choice.
These anchovies are more than an ingredient to be incorporated into a sauce or a dressing, they’re destined to be the star of the table, the hero of a relaxing aperitivo, always promising a burst of flavor that is both timeless and unforgettable. Yet anchovies aren’t just a romantic culinary delight, they’re also a powerhouse of nutrients.
Packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and an array of essential vitamins including A, D, E, K, and B, they offer a wholesome boost to overall health. Additionally, these little fish are a treasure trove of essential minerals like iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. Incorporating anchovies into your diet not only elevates flavor but also provides a valuable source of essential nutrients, contributing to a balanced and nutritious lifestyle.
Catering to food enthusiasts, home entertainers, and holiday shoppers alike, Siesta’s Cantabrian Anchovies perfectly encapsulate the brand’s mission to combine time-honored tradition with creativity and innovation. With exquisite taste, sustainable sourcing, and diverse sizing, the product caters to modern consumers seeking both quality and culinary exploration.