Sea Urchin: The Treasure of the Galician Coast

An emblematic and sustainable product

The sea urchin is a echinoderm found on the Galician coast of Spain and is known for its delicious flavor and culinary value. The diet of sea urchins in the region, composed mainly of seaweed, gives them a unique and smooth flavor. The diet of sea urchins in the region, composed mainly of seaweed, gives them a unique and smooth flavor.

Additionally, traditional farming methods in the Galician inlets, along with the cool and moist climate of the coast, ensure the quality and freshness of the product. Due to these factors, the Galician sea urchin is recognized worldwide and is an emblematic product of local cuisine.

The sea urchin campaign in the Galician inlets usually extends from February to May, and it is a time when urchins reach their maximum flavor and size. The extraction of sea urchins is an important economic activity and cultural tradition in the region, where many local fisherman have passed down their techniques and knowledge from generation to generation.

At Real Spanish Cannery, we work with the fisherman family “Os Gómez,” who provide us with the best sea urchins captured in the waters of Aguiño. However, the growing demand for sea urchins in the market has led to overfishing and degradation of marine ecosystems.

Therefore, it is crucial to implement conservation measures and regulations to protect ecosystems and ensure the long-term sustainability of sea urchin extraction. This includes limits on the amount extracted, sustainable fishing areas, and monitoring of the sea urchin population.

We extract sea urchins manually and selectively, using divers instead of rakes to minimize the impact on marine beds. This method, although more labor-intensive and dangerous, is more ecological and allows us to obtain the best possible product.

The Gourmet Sea Urchin Roe Conserves from Real Spanish Cannery

We are committed to providing our customers with the best sea urchin roe conserves. Our production process is manual and carried out with the utmost attention to detail to ensure the quality and unique flavor of our products.

From the moment the fresh urchins arrive at our facilities, they are treated with the care and attention they deserve. Our team of experts extracts the roe with a spoon and macerates it in its own natural juice to avoid drying out. Then, it is carefully packed by the hands of our master craftswomen to preserve its texture and flavor.

We are proud to be different from other companies in the market, as our conserves contain only sea urchin roe with no mixture. This makes the flavor incredibly powerful and can be appreciated upon opening the can, as you can even see the roe inside.

There are many ways to enjoy our sea urchin roe preserves, here are some of the most popular:

  • With toast: Serve the roe on toast with olive oil, garlic, and lemon for a quick and delicious appetizer.
  • In salads: Cut the roe into small pieces and mix with fresh vegetables and dressings to create a crunchy and satisfying salad.
  • With pasta: Mix the roe with pasta and spices for a complete and delicious dish.
  • In a sandwich: Add the roe to a seafood or fish sandwich for a sea flavor and a smooth texture.
  • With rice: Mix the roe with rice and spices for an easy and satisfying dish.

At Real Conservera Española, we believe in the importance of quality and authentic flavor in each of our products. That’s why we always use fresh ingredients and the best artisanal technique to give our customers a unique experience in every bite. Try our sea urchin roe and enjoy the authentic flavor of the Galician coast!