Yurrita Bonito del Norte Tuna Ventresca in Olive Oil
- by Yurrita
Forget what you think you know about tinned tuna—Yurrita’s Bonito del Norte Tuna Ventresca is buttery and tender, turning an everyday food into a delicacy. The fish is caught in the Cantabrian Sea off the coast of Spain using just fishing lines and hooks. Yurrita then takes the most tender part of the belly—the triangular section near the head—along with olive oil, to hand-pack this tin. Limited in production, it’s perfect for creating your own tapas dish by pairing it with bittersweet Losada Aloreña Olives.
- Founded by Jose Miguel Mauleón, Yurrita e Hijos began as a family business in 1867; it’s the oldest canning company in Basque Country.
- Bonito del Norte and Cantabrian anchovies are the flagship products of the company.
- Yurrita uses fish caught by fisherman that respect traditional fishing gear and have an eye toward sustainable fishing management.