Canned fish is a highly recommended option for those seeking a healthy yet truly delicious diet, and can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a meal.
Besides winning the prize of the most sustainable preserved tuna in the world, awarded by Greenpeace, Santa Catarina has managed to raise recognition through several awards for their products, in national competitions organized by CNEMA (the National Agriculture Fair).
Tuna with Thyme won 2013 "Best of the Best" award in the category of Canned Tuna Fillet
Santa Catarina Tuna fillet flavoured with Thyme 120g, preserved in olive oil and lightly salted.
Santa Catarina is a company committed to both high quality and sustainability, which accounts for the fact that all of its tuna is caught in the crystalline waters of the Azores using the traditional pole and line system, a 100% sustainable method described by Greenpeace as generating the world’s most sustainable tuna and that also ensures that no other species are caught or even harmed in the process.
Once fished, the tuna is then transported to the factory where it is cooked, cut, trimmed and canned by hand, with hand selected and prepared spices such as onion, garlic, spice and aromatic herbs being added later, and also by hand before the cans are sealed and ready to go the tables of those who enjoy such delicacies.
São Jorge Island is also a place of delicious local spicy sauces, resulting from the local cultivation of this culinary herbs. Azorean cuisine is rich in spices from its history as a stopover point for caravels returning from the east. This tradition and knowledge led to the delicious "Atum em Piripíri" or Spicy Tuna and the "Atum em Molho Crú" or "Mediterranean Sauce" or the recent "Atum em Pimenta dos Açores" and tuna in several aromatic herbs.
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