Real Conservera Espanola with Galician Cockles, Pickled Mussels, and Spanish Sardines on top of a Marble Counter

Our team at TerraMar Imports is so happy to introduce you to our newest brand, Real Conservera Española (RCE). They cultivate the best canned seafood in the world, using centuries old canning traditions and seafood caught in its best season. These products will create a unique and delicious experience that everyone can enjoy.

History & Innovation

Real Conserva Española produces the highest quality canned seafood from Cambados, Pontevedra in Spain. All of their seafood is carried exclusively from the Galician estuaries, a tidal mouth where the Atlantic meets the Cantabrian Sea. Their commitment to quality means only capturing the seafood when they are in their best season for manufacturing. The canning process is done by hand, individually stuffing each piece of seafood into the can. They use traditional canning processes that have been used for centuries and top-shelf ingredients to create a truly exquisite final product.

RCE was started over 90 years ago and has continued through 3 generations. The commitment they have to not only their products but also the sea and environment has never wavered. They believe in being able to trace food back to its source and cultivating the environment in a sustainable way. Check out the video below to see how it works.


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Award-Winning: Best Canned Seafood in the World

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Products, Pairings, and More

Galician Cockles in Brine


Origin: Galician Rías, mainly Ria De Noia

When: Between the months of September and January

Covering Liquid: A liquid prepared using a traditional recipe and natural ingredient without additives.

Tasting Notes: Marine and saline aroma. The taste is powerful with an explosion of flavors and textures, specifically a mixture of the marine flavor of the food and the salinity of the broth.

Recommendations: Serve cold as an appetizer or to accompany dishes due to the amazing flavor it provides. The ideal way is to put the can on ice or in the freezer for ~5-10 minutes before opening for consumption.

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Hake Roe Pâté in Olive Oil


Origin: Atlantic Ocean (known as Celeiro’s Caviar)

When: Between the months of February and August

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin). Chili is added to give a natural spicy touch.

Tasting Notes: Granular texture

Recommendations: Open can and mix oil and caviar. Taste directly from the can or on toasted bread with tomato, onion and pepper.

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Medallions of Hake Roe in Olive Oil "Spicy"


Origin: Atlantic Ocean

When: Between the months of February and August

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin)

Tasting Notes: Granular texture, characteristic flavor with a slight spicy touch.

Recommendations: Taste directly from the can or on toasted bread with tomato, onion and pepper.

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Mussels in Pickled Sauce


Origin: Galician Rias, mainly Ria de Arousa

When: Between June and February. RCE focuses on the first few months as that is when the seafood presents its best properties.

Covering Liquid: Marinade oil prepared using a traditional recipe with olive oil and other natural ingredients without additives. The oil is mixed with a suitable proportion of wine vinegar.

Tasting Notes: Soft texture and pickled flavor with hints of vinegar.

Recommendations: Serve cold to enjoy mussels at their best taste. The ideal way is to put the can on ice or in the freezer for ~5-10 minutes before opening for consumption. Best to pair with a chilled beer.

Check out our delicious Mussel Bocaditos recipe here.

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Sardines in Olive Oil


Origin: Galician Rias

When: Summer months (inshore fishing)

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin)

Tasting Notes: Creamy texture and intense fish flavor that improves in the can through maceration in olive oil. High content of Omega 3.

Recommendations: Serve on toasted bread with fresh tomato spread or salted butter and a few thin slices of onion.

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Scallops in Brine


Origin: Galician Rias, bought from fish markets

When: Between the months of October and March. RCE focuses on the first few months as that is when the seafood presents its best properties.

Covering Liquid: A liquid prepared using a traditional recipe and natural ingredient without additives.

Tasting Notes: It presents specific and homogeneous color, firm and juicy texture.

Recommendations: Serve cold to enjoy scallops at their best taste. The ideal way is to put the can on ice or in the freezer for ~5-10 minutes before opening for consumption.

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Small Sardines in Lemon Olive Oil


Origin: Atlantic Coast or Mediterranean

When: Between the months of May to December

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin) and hint of lemon

Tasting Notes: Creamy texture and intense fish flavor that improves in the can through maceration in olive oil. High content of Omega 3.

Recommendations: Serve on toasted bread with fresh tomato spread or salted butter and a few thin slices of onion.

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Small Sardines in Spicy Olive Oil


Origin: Atlantic Coast or Mediterranean

When: Between the months of May to December

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin) and hint of chili

Tasting Notes: Creamy texture and intense fish flavor that improves in the can through maceration in olive oil. High content of Omega 3.

Recommendations: Serve on toasted bread with fresh tomato spread or salted butter and a few thin slices of onion.

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Stuffed Squid in Olive Oil


Origin: Atlantic Ocean

When: Almost all year round, mainly between May and January.

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin)

Tasting Notes: Intense flavor. Elegant presentation.

Recommendations: Taste the product directly or accompany it with creamy rice.

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Tuna Belly Fillets in Olive Oil (Ventresca de Atun)


Origin: Atlantic Ocean and Cantabrian Sea

When: As they are cosmopolitan species, depending on the FAO zone they have different optimal times

Covering Liquid: Olive Oil (85% refined and 15% virgin)

Tasting Notes: It has a specific (cream) and homogeneous meat color, a pleasant and balanced aroma, a firm and juicy texture.

Recommendations: Enjoy with toasted bread on a base of piquillo peppers.

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We hope you enjoyed learning about Real Conservera Española and their products. Which of these products have you tried so far? Did you get creative with the recipe? Let us know in the comment box below.

Thank you for reading and hope you have an amazing week!

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