Ortiz bonito tuna (Thunnus alalunga) is a smallish tuna generally weighing less than 20kg. All of the fish that Ortiz buy is caught on rod and line in the Bay of Biscay and then processed by hand. The flesh is a pale colour and has a delicate flavour that is at its best when eaten simply, in a salad for example.
Drained weight: 82g.
ORTIZ: Conservas Ortiz has been processing tuna and anchovies in Cantabria and the Basque Country, on the northern coast of Spain, for more than 120 years. Their business is centred on rod and line caught bonito and anchovies from the Bay of Biscay, which are still largely manually processed in their small factories.