What is the difference between boquerones and anchovies?
Boquerones and anchovies are the same type of fish, the difference is that anchovies are heavily salted and boquerones are not. All boquerones are flash frozen soon after they are caught, to keep them at optimum freshness, then thawed and prepared. They are then chilled and packaged so that they arrive to you with pristine condition.
Freshly caught from the Cantabrico Sea and filleted by hand, these anchovies are marinated in extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar. The vinegar immediately pickles them, sealing in their fresh taste. Olive oil is added to introduce a smooth, silky flavour. They are not salty and have a much milder taste than traditional anchovies.
Boquerones are incredibly tasty, just serve them on crusty bread with piquillo peppers or alone with chopped garlic and parsley. We like to add them to salads or simply skewer them with a pickled guindilla and an olive and serve to guests as a tasty tapa. Boquerones are the perfect pairing to a cold beer.