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The Rias Galegas region is one of the most important repositories of phytoplankton in the world and one of the best places to cultivate mussels. These farmed mussels come from the Galician Rias D.O.P. The seed is cultivate on ropes suspended from batea, rafts of eucalyptus lattice, for a year until they reach harvest size. These premium mussels are lightly fried and packed in the typical regional sauce made with vinegar and a paprika marinade.
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Razor clams are hand-harvested from the tidal flats in the region’s bays and estuaries. They are widely regarded as a delicacy.
The sardine is fished at different times of the year, although that of September is the highest quality. For its preparation, it is steamed and packed in olive oil.
Tender baby squid stuffed with their tentacles is slowly cooked in olive oil and covered with a handmade sauce made with fresh onion and tomato. This product has a spicy yet delicate flavor and natural texture.
GALICIA IS BORDERED TO THE NORTH BY THE CANTABRIAN SEA AND BY THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ON ITS WEST. IT HAS OVER 1000 MILES OF COASTLINE. THE ATLANTIC COAST IS CHARACTERIZED BY RIAS, RIVER VALLEYS THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED BY THE SEA. Thanks to the Atlantic Ocean’s currents, these estuaries waters are among the richest and productive on the planet. The bounty of these waters makes Galicia the source of the finest conservas, preserved seafood, in the world.
Portomar is in Vilagarcía, the heart of the Ria de Arousa. It is a privileged place in Galicia for harvesting and preserving the most exquisite seafood. All products are prepared with 100% natural ingredients, without additives, colorants or preservatives.
Pescatarians delight in this combination of wild harvested Galician mussels with kombu seaweed in bravas sauce. A family company with two generations at work collecting wild seaweed from the Galician coast of northwestern Spain where the Atlantic meets the Cantabrian sea. Porto Muinos combine underwater diving with coastal rock harvesting when the tide is low to bring a variety of seaweeds to market through regulated and sustainable means and with great respect for the coastal ecosystem they inhabit.