Desired by both tapas and sashimi chefs alike, red tuna is derived from the bluefin–considered the most sought-after of this particular fish. Olasagasti keeps it simple: salt and olive oil are the only other ingredients besides the tender filets.

Olasagasti is a Basque conservas producer, deeply rooted in both the Cantabrian and the Mediterranean seas. Salvatore Orlando first set foot on the shores of Getaria, in Gipuzkoa. He was sent from his native Sicily by his father. He was one of the Italian pioneers who introduced the long-standing salting techniques on the Cantabrian coast, where it was as yet unknown. Salvatore tied the knot with a Basque woman, Simona Olasagasti, and their marriage produced six children and various companies. The products of these companies were then distributed to Italy through established family business lines in that country. Today, Matteo Orlando, grandson of Salvatore and Simona, continues the tradition of his family and honors the surname of his grandmother.

Company: Olasagasti
Ingredients: bluefin tuna, olive oil, salt
Country of Origin: Pais Vasco, Spain