El Navarrico Cojonudos White Asparagus | ūü¶ÜThe Bow Tie Duck Manila
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El Navarrico Cojonudos White Asparagus

Superb, tender, buttery

These cojonudos white aspara¬≠gus from Navar¬≠ra, Spain are ten¬≠der and smooth, and made with only the fresh¬≠est ingre¬≠di¬≠ents. El Navar¬≠ri¬≠co ensures that they do as lit¬≠tle as pos¬≠si¬≠ble to the prod¬≠uct before can¬≠ning them.

TAST­ING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

But¬≠tery and ten¬≠der on the tongue, these hand peeled white aspara¬≠gus from Navar¬≠ra tru¬≠ly live up to their name. The word ‚Äč‚Äúcojonudos‚ÄĚ means superb in Span¬≠ish, and these ones from El Navar¬≠ri¬≠co are indeed that.

They have a very smooth tex¬≠ture, and leave no bit¬≠ter after¬≠taste. Made with as few ingre¬≠di¬≠ents as pos¬≠si¬≠ble (lit¬≠er¬≠al¬≠ly just aspara¬≠gus, water and salt), you know it‚Äôs top quality.

PREPA­RA­TION AND PAIRINGS

The cojonudos white aspara¬≠gus are pre-cooked, and can be eat¬≠en on their own‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČeven straight from the jar!

But they‚Äôre also excel¬≠lent with a splash of olive oil and vine¬≠gar, for a sim¬≠ple snack. We rec¬≠om¬≠mend this Arbe¬≠quina from the same region. Or tossed in a sim¬≠ple sal¬≠ad. Or served with a dol¬≠lop of aioli, and paired with a dry Riesling.

LAND OF PLENTY

Using tra­di­tion­al tech­niques but unafraid to include inno­v­a­tive meth­ods in their qual­i­ty con­trol sys­tems, El Navar­ri­co, for three gen­er­a­tions, have guar­an­teed only excel­lence in their products.

Jarred veg¬≠eta¬≠bles in salt water or olive oil, called ‚Äč‚Äúcon¬≠ser¬≠vas,‚ÄĚ are a sta¬≠ple in Spain, and are con¬≠sid¬≠ered gourmet items, and El Navar¬≠ri¬≠co have cement¬≠ed their role as one of the top pro¬≠duc¬≠ers of conservas.

It was found¬≠ed in 1960 by Amalia and Jos√©, who worked in the fields of San Adri¬≠an in Navar¬≠ra, a very fer¬≠tile part of Spain. So rich, in fact, that the Span¬≠ish have placed a pre¬≠mi¬≠um on prod¬≠ucts orig¬≠i¬≠nat¬≠ing from the area.

Storage Instructions

Keeps well in the pantry. Once opened, store in the fridge. Con¬≠sume with¬≠in a week.