Callol i Serrats. Artisan Anchovy since 1847

imatge1-2Son of J. Callol and Serrats, is a family business dedicated to the anchovy in its most traditional and craftsman.

Our home, found in the municipal archives of the ladder and accredited by theCambra de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Girona, is 1847.

In Callol Serrats have been able to transmit from one generation to the ancient tradition of anchovy following a way of working itself, aimed at keeping the handmade process and insisting on the final product quality to satisfy high customers demanding.

The continued dedication and the long history of Callol i Serrats family in the village preparing anchovies from L’Escala, now makes it possible for us to be the oldest active company in the industry. Currently the sixth generation continues the tradition of anchovy maintaining knowledge passed from father to son.

callol-serrats-fabricas-de-anchoasIn Callol Serrats have evolved, preserving the anchovy flavor and fragrance, keeping us true to our goal of offering the market a natural product of high quality.

What characterizes Callol Serrats company is the process of anchovy, since all the operations are done by hand, no machine intervention.

The anchovy fishing begins in April and ends in September. In Callol Serrats select fresh anchovy in the highest quality. The first part of the process is esganyat that is poked and gut anchovies.

Then put them in barrels of 300 kg. of concentrically and placing them in layers, alternating with salt, to fill the barrel. Once we put full weight on top to make it pressure.
Once you have filled in and pressed the barrel, leave it sit between 3 and 6 months at room temperature, controlling the healing process follow the expected course.
Periodically perform quality checks verifying that the anchovy will acquire the reddish color, texture, aroma and taste that are characteristic to reach optimum ripeness.
Two ways to prepare anchovies in olive oil and salt.
Anchovies in salt: Take the anchovies of the barrels and put them in the pot with salt, pepper and pickle. These anchovies consumers should prepare the home before eating them.
Anchovies in olive oil: the anchovies are sliced, boneless in olive oil and ready to eat.

 

Crédito Fotografias: web Callol Serrats

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