El Navarrico Jams
For over fifty years, El Navarrico has been producing some of the finest jarred fruit and vegetable conserves in Spain. Below are some of their wonderful savory-sweet offerings.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Made from the highest-quality harvests in what is sometimes considered the cornucopia of Spain, El Navarrico’s premium jams add their own special flavor and elegance to any meal.
- Tomato Jam – Made with ripe tomatoes from Navarrico’s own garden, its acidity is balanced with a bit of sugar. The result is a beautiful, highly aromatic conserve.
- Onion Jam – Made with fresh, raw onions, preservation brings this jam’s natural sugars to the foreground in a strong yet sweet-savory mix.
- Pepper Jam – Prepared the natural, artisanal way, this is a creamy sweet conserve with a bit of a kick to it.
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
With a variety of jam options, you’re never limited for your lunch options. Each of these jams goes beautifully with toast all on its own, but they are also lovely with different food combinations. El Navarrico’s tomato jam is a breakfast-time delight, delicious over a savory omelet or open-faced sandwich. For heartier meals later in the day, the sweet acidity of it goes well with turkey burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, or the comfort food king — grilled cheese. Onion jam goes from the charcuterie board to steak dinners, working marvels alongside chutneys to bring out the best in pâtés and Castaing Foie Gras Mi-Cuit. El Navarrico’s pepper jam ups your cheeseboard game, delivering a sweet-spiced taste to go with your hard and semi-hard cheeses. It also works well spooned over grilled fish, for a light pepperiness with the salt.
THE BOUNTY OF NAVARRE
Along the banks of the Ebro and Ega Rivers, a short distance from La Rioja, José Salcedo Soria and Amalia Herce Herce began their business, Conservas El Navarrico, in one of the most incredible growing conditions that Spain has to offer. From sweet piquillo peppers to tender white asparagus and delicate baby artichokes, their conserves all come from the freshest harvests from around the town of San Adrián. They have been in business since 1960.
Jars of jams and jellies must be stored in a cool, dry place, ideally in your pantry. After opening, it is best to refrigerate them and consume them within 6 months.