A hidden treasure of Spanish gastronomy, and one of our favourite tapas: these small saltwater cockles called berberechos are harvested in the sandy estuaries along the coast of Cantabria where the cool waters make for perfect seafood.
Naturally prepared in saltwater and simply steamed, these tender cockles are the ultimate flavour of the sea.
They also couldn't be easier to serve and share, straight from the can with a squeeze of lemon and a glass of your favourite white wine. Perfect!
Conservas Lolin (Cantabria)
Conservas Lolin is a family business founded in 1955 by Don Manuel Gutierrez Elorza 'Lolin', based in the small fishing village of Castro Urdiales, in the province of Cantabria.
Since its origins, Conservas Lolin have specialised in the production of salted anchovies and other fish canned products, based on the best quality raw material found in the Cantabrico sea and following an exhaustive control process of elaboration.
The quality of Lolin's anchovies has recently been recognised by winning a 3 star Great Taste Award in 2013 for their Cantabrico Anchovies in Olive Oil elevating their anchovies to some of the best in the UK.