White Asparagus (6/8 Spears)Navarrico
These white asparagus are certified to be from the Denomination of Origin "Esparragos de Navarra". This classification is reserved only for asparagus produced in a specific region in Spain, and the produce itself must be of the most premium quality. Navarra white asparagus is considered to be top of its class with its buttery flavour and smooth texture. They're extremely tender and there is no bitter aftertaste.
As these are precooked, these are delicious to eat straight from the jar. We love them with a dollop of aioli or even in a salad. These also work perfectly when served on their own or possibly with a splash of olive oil & vinegar.
Spanish asparagus from the Navarra region are a true delicacy!
Interesting fact - Local people from Navarra region are sometimes referred to as Navarricos, hence how El Navarrico derived its named!
El Navarrico is a family owned company located in the Navarra region in Spain, an area famed for its vegetables such as sweet piquillo peppers (red peppers), white asparagus and tender artichokes. The land in considered one of the most fertile regions in Spain, and Spaniards place a premium on the produce originating from this province.
It all began in 1960 when Amalia and José personally worked the fields of San Adrián, Navarra to produce what eventually became some of the best vegetable in all of Spain. As commonly done in Spain, the vegetables are freshly harvested and then preserved in either in salt water or sometimes olive oil. The Spanish refer to these jarred vegetables as “conservas” & they are considered an integral part of the Spanish cuisine. These vegetables are very different to many of the tinned or jarred vegetables you may find here on the supermarket shelves. Rather Spanish conservas are of the upmost quality and are perceived as a gourmet product as well as a culinary delight.
El Navarrico has ensured that over the generations they continue to follow the same ethos and traditions which made them one of the most well respected names in Spain.