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Albacore tuna

Albacore tuna

This is the name given to the white tuna (Thunnus alalunga) that is caught in the Cantabrian sea. Part of the tuna family, albacore tuna is one of the highest quality varieties and is characterised by its delicious flavour and a finer texture than other varieties. The tuna is caught from June to October, when the fish is in the perfect condition for being caught and consumed.

Angling

Albacore tuna is caught mostly in the Cantabrian Sea. This tuna species is fished using live bait. It’s a traditional art form that uses a rod and hook, meaning that each fish is caught one by one, which allows only the finest specimens to be selected. This technique does not entail bycatch and does not harm the ocean floor.
1.
ALBACORE TUNA ONLY
APPROACH THE SHORE
OF CANTABRIA ONE
SEASON PER YEAR
2.
THEY ARE CAUGHT
ONE BY ONE IN
OPEN WATERS FROM
THE SHIP USING
A ROD AND REEL

Prepared fresh

The fish is selected very early in the morning in the Santoña fish market. This way, it reaches our factory in the best conditions just a few hours after it is caught. The fact that albacore tuna is prepared fresh gives the product an exceptional texture and white colour.
3.
THE BEST SPECIMENS
ARE SELECTED AT
THE MARKET
4.
THE HEAD IS
CUT OFF AND
THE BONES
ARE REMOVED

Washing, cleaning and cooking

The albacore is classified by size, gutted and after hand cleaning, it is prepared for cooking. Several hours of cooking give it the perfect texture. After cooking, it is allowed to cool at ambient temperature and the fillets are cut into pieces to select the whitest parts of the tuna.
5.
THE FISH IS RINSED
IN PLENTY OF WATER
TO REMOVE ALL
THE BLOOD
6.
THE PIECES ARE
PREPARED VERY
CAREFULLY TO
KEEP THEM
WHOLE

Packing

To preserve the product, the albacore loins are covered in olive oil in the various packaging formats we offer. All of these exhaustive processes yield a product that maintains the intrinsic properties of this delicious fish with its supple, tender meat.
7.
THE CUTS ARE
KEPT LARGE
SO AS NOT
TO BREAK
THE FIBRES
8.
THEY ARE PACKED
IN OLIVE OIL TO
PRESERVE THEIR
FLAVOUR AND
TEXTURE

Formats and sizes

In addition to albacore in olive oil, we also process the most prized part of this tuna species, the belly. This part of the fish is highly prized due to its great flavour and supple texture, which results from the gelatin contained in its meat. It’s one of the star products in our wide variety. In addition to this product, we also offer albacore tuna in Catalan sauce. The key ingredient in this sauce, made using a traditional family recipe, is paprika, which, combined with the smooth flavour of the albacore, produces an intense but harmonious contrast in flavours.
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